Emily ensures that students who choose Kings Boston as their learning destination receive the best possible experience. She is responsible for operations at the school, collaboration with the college and expansion of the center and works closely with her talented team to ensure that students have an excellent academic and social experience while studying with Kings in Boston.
"For the past 20 years, I have taught English and managed Academics at English language schools in Boston and I love it as much now as I did when I started; English is a fascinating language, and I love meeting people from all over the world. Recently, I started studying Japanese so I could put myself in the position of being a student, and I've learned so much! In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, eat food from different countries, and enjoy getting out of the city and going to the mountains or to the beach."
Faith manages the residence hall on campus as well as the team of residence assistants at Kings Boston. Her job is to ensure that all resident students feel welcome and at home during their stay at Kings. The residence team handles all new student arrivals and departures and works together to help new students adjust to a new city and school. Faith and her team are also involved in on and off campus activities, helping to develop a warm and friendly community environment. She and her team live on campus which allows for them to be in constant contact with students and enables the staff to develop close bonds and friendships with the resident community.
"I have always been fascinated with travel and culture. Working at Kings allows me to meet these wonderful students from all over the world, while also allowing me to live in my home city of Boston. It is a fantastic mix. I really enjoy helping students feel at home while they are studying here at Kings Boston. My team and I work hard to be a positive influence on all of our students. In addition, the entire staff here in Boston is so amazing to work with. I feel very lucky to be a part of this team.
In my free time I like to go on long walks with my dog. I play piano and guitar and also enjoy writing. I work out at the gym here on campus, which is so convenient! I hope to travel more in the future and possibly visit some of the countries that our students are from. I love learning about their home countries. It is also so exciting to watch as their English improves and they are able to share more of who they are as their stay progresses. While I work hard to make our students feel at home, they in turn enrich my experience so much!"
Karen’s role at Kings includes making sure that students are placed into the correct level, and are progressing with their studies. In addition, she is responsible for choosing vibrant, qualified instructors for the program.
“I started teaching ESL in 2001, and have since transitioned into administration. I’ve had amazing experiences watching both students and colleagues bond and learn in this field. One of the things I love about my job is the feeling of family between students and staff. We’re very lucky to be able to work and study in such a friendly atmosphere. I share a love of languages and cultures with our students and have studied Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Outside of work, I spend my free time with family and friends. I love going to the beach, swimming, drawing, kayaking, and reading.”
Tici’s role at Kings involves teaching morning classes and subbing when needed, helping design and implement systems for collection, storage, and availability of teaching and academic administrative documents, and assisting with other academic administrative functions. She is also the point person for new teachers to provide support for resources, curriculum and technology, and is responsible for proctoring level and exit tests on a weekly basis.
“I have been teaching ESL for 13 years. I'm originally from Brazil, and like my students, I had to study hard to become fluent in English. I love being around so many different cultures on a daily basis. I believe we not only learn from each other's experiences, but also make friends for life. I love the family atmosphere we have at Kings and I know our students do as well!
In my free time I enjoy traveling, yoga, the beach and new restaurants. My family is very important to me, so I try to go back home and visit as often as I can!"
Alexandra is a Progression Advisor for the Kings Pathways program in Boston. She guides students through the process of transferring to a US college or university. This includes helping students to select schools, write application essays, organize application materials, and keep track of important deadlines. She also provides students with personalized support as they transition into academic life at Pine Manor College.
"I studied both English Education and Theater Education in Boston, and received my Master of Arts in Teaching. Working as a teacher at Kings Boston gave me the opportunity to apply my education obsession to the world of ESOL. This experience led me to explore international education (both literally and figuratively) by teaching at a university in Korea, working with students and teachers in Nicaragua, and finally returning to Kings Boston to join the Pathways team. Traveling and living abroad has given me a sense of the challenges and triumphs of adjusting to a new and unfamiliar culture. I am extremely pleased to be back in my home city and to have the opportunity to support international students on their own educational adventures.
In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, playing games, and cooking enormous portions of vegetarian food for my friends and family. I'm also planning on enjoying the full spectrum of New England weather, now that I'm back."