Meet Our Staff


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.

   

Evelin Falciano, German Classes

Evelin Falciano

German Instructor

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

   

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.

   

Nassra Hamid

Nassra Hamid

Arabic Instructor

Nassra Hamid is an Arabic instructor with Capital Region Language Center and a native Arabic speaker.

   

Rita Hausman

Rita Hausman

Latin Instructor and English as a Second Language Instructor for Children and Teens

Rita Hausman is an English as a Second Language and Latin instructor at Capital Region Language Center.

   

ASL for Adults instructor, Kayani Isle

Kayani Isle

American Sign Language Instructor

Kayani Isle is an American Sign Language instructor and interpreter with Capital Region Language Center (CRLC).