Meet Our Staff


CRLC is hiring!

CRLC is looking for new teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), French, German, Sign, and Spanish. Please see our requirements and email us a cover letter, your resume, and 2 references, if interested.

   

Kim Andersen

Kim Andersen

Founder and President

Kim Andersen is the Director of Capital Region Language Center (CRLC) and the President of Empire State English (ESE) and has a teaching background.

   

Sara Ackroyd

Spanish Instructor

Sara Ackroyd has experience teaching students of all age levels ranging from pre-k through adult and has even led student trips to Costa Rica and Mexico. Sara joined CRLC in 2017.

   

Gloria Batista

Gloria Batista

Spanish Instructor

Instructor Gloria Batista grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and has been with Capital Region Language Center almost since its beginning.

   

JH Cho

Korean Instructor

JH Cho came from South Korea with her family in 2013. She loves to learn and to teach. She began teaching Korean with CRLC in 2015.

   

Leonard Dilisio

Russian Instructor

Leonard Dilisio is a Russian instructor with Capital Region Language Center and has experience teaching several languages for several decades.

   

Spanish for Kids Instructor Jill Dugan

Jill Dugan

Spanish Instructor

Jill Dugan grew up in New York and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education and Spanish from SUNY at Cortland. She spent a year studying in Salamanca, Spain, and began teaching Spanish in 1978.

   

Evelin Falciano, German Classes

Evelin Falciano

German Instructor

Evelin Falciano is a German teacher with Capital Region Language Center.

   

Nina Fleishman

Nina Fleishman

English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

Nina Fleishman has taught English as a Second Language in a variety of settings for more than 35 years. She joined CRLC and ESE in 2018.

   

Erika Gerstenberger

Erika Gerstenberger

German Instructor

Erika Gerstenberger is a German instructor with CRLC. She is a dual American-German citizen originally from the Capital District. Erika joined CRLC in 2017.