Meet Our Staff

President Kim Andersen

Kim Andersen

Founder and Director

Kim Andersen is the Founder and President of Empire State English. She has a background in teaching both English as a Second Language and Spanish.

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DSO Vicki Tremper

Vicki Tremper

International Student Advisor

Vicki Tremper is the International Student Advisor and DSO for Empire State English (ESE) and also a French instructor at Capital Region Language Center (CRLC).

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Academic Director Eileen Lee

Eileen Lee

Academic Director and Instructor

Eileen Lee is an English as a Second Language instructor and the Academic Director for Empire State English. She speaks multiple languages.

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Carrie Kenneally

Carrie Kenneally

Instructor

Carrie Kenneally is an English as a Second Language instructor with both Empire State English and with Capital Region Language Center.

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Instructor Linda Wien

Linda Wien

Instructor

Linda Wien is an English as a Second Language instructor for Empire State English. She has a lot of experience teaching adults at all levels.

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Nina Fleishman

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.

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Hope Johnson

Hope Johnson

Instructor

Hope began teaching ESOL in 2013 when she served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at a university in Russia. It was there that she developed a love for teaching English. Hope joined Empire State English in 2018.

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Melissa Guadron

Melissa Guadron

Instructor

Melissa Guadrón is a proud native of the Capital Region, and spent a year teaching ESL in South Korea. She joined Empire State English in 2018.

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Dennin Ellis

Dennin Ellis

Instructor

Dennin Ellis has worked as a teacher for the entirety of his adult life. He holds degrees in Music and English, and a CELTA. Dennin joined Empire State English in 2018.

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