Meet Our Staff


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.

   

Kayani Ilse

American Sign Language Instructor

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

   

Hope Johnson

ESL & Russian Instructor

Hope Johnson teaches Russian and ESL. As a language learner herself, she understands the challenges that students face. She joined CRLC and ESE in 2018.

   

Sonya Kim

Sonya was born in the United States but raised in South Korea until she came back to the States for her graduate school. She holds a BA in History and English language & literature from Korea, and earned her MA in TESOL from University of Pennsylvania. She volunteered teaching English, especially for adult immigrants, in …

   

Tom Mitchell

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) INSTRUCTOR

Tom Mitchell is an English as a Second Language Instructor at Empire State English. Tom joined ESE in 2019. 

   

Alicia Murdock

Spanish & French Instructor

Alicia Murdock is passionate about spreading knowledge of the French & Spanish languages and the cultures surrounding them. Alicia joined CRLC in 2018.

   

Yoly Murray

Spanish Instructor

Yoly Murray is a Spanish instructor at Capital Region Language Center. Yoly joined CRLC in 2019. 

   

Ann Pike

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) INSTRUCTOR

Ann Pike is an ESL instructor for Capital Region Language Center (CRLC) and Empire State English (ESE).

   

Ping Qiu

Ping Qiu teaches Chinese and Japanese at CRLC. She is from China. She has been in the U.S. for 6 years and had lived in Japan for 11 years prior to that. She is fluent in Japanese and scored the highest possible level on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Ping has taught Japanese and has …

   

Amy Smith

Amy is a Sign Language Teacher. She joined CRLC in 2020.