New teachers join the ELC
The English Language Center, a program of the Idaho Office of Refugees in Boise, is pleased to welcome two new teachers, Lila Lake and Rylee Godfrey!
Lila Lake earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Boise State University in 2015 and has been working with students ever since. She spent eight years as a high school English teacher in the Treasure Valley and has taught everything from creative writing to a business writing workshop. Her favorite thing about teaching being part of a community of learners and watching her students’ confidence grow! She couldn’t be more thrilled to join the English Language Center to continue her teaching journey. When she isn’t teaching, Lila can be found hiking in the foothills, learning how to sew her own clothes, and traveling.
Rylee Godfrey found her passion in teaching and working with refugees at Boise State University where she received her bachelor's in English, emphasis in Linguistics. She started as a service-learning volunteer in Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders) and went on to get her TESOL certificate. Rylee then continued work at BSU in Project SHINE as well as working as a Research Assistant, evaluating and assisting in the development of English Language/job-related programs. Rylee is semi-fluent in American Sign Language and finds a home in a classroom full of students from all over the world. She is ecstatic to continue her academic career as an ESL teacher at the English Language Center. In her free time, you will find her reading a book, listening to music or exploring the mountains with her three dogs.
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Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
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