Meet the Staff
Director, English Language Institute - Dr. Sandra Janusch
Sandra Janusch received a PhD in TESOL from the University of Calgary in 2007. She has taught ESL/EFL in China, the US, Vietnam, Canada, the Netherlands, France and Indonesia. Sandra has had extensive experience in training teachers of English as a second language, managing ESL/EFL academic programs, and in teaching online courses in pedagogy and second language learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Office: International Center 106
Phone: +1 406 243 2334
Fax: +1 406 243 6194
Director, Fiscal and Personnel Services - Nancy Gass
Nancy Gass is ELI's office manager. She provides information and assistance regarding issuance of I-20 forms, payment of tuition and fees, and related matters.
Office: International Center 106
Phone: +1 406 243 2212
Fax: +1 406 243 6194
Program Coordinator - Sara Smith
Sara Smith graduated from The Davidsons Honors College at The University of Montana in 2009 with a BA in Anthropology and minors in Irish Studies and Geology. She has worked with ELI since August 2010, and in addition to providing key administrative support for ELI students and staff, Sara is responsible for corresponding with prospective students, processing ELI applications and immigration documents, and assisting newly arrived ELI students with orientation to the UM campus. She also maintains the department’s website and Facebook page, using them to maximize communication with students. She is responsible for the Volunteer Experience program, which helps place ELI students in volunteer organizations throughout Missoula, and is the logistics coordinator for ELI cultural activities and field trips. Sara is also the program coordinator for special language programs at ELI and has worked with groups from all over the world. Sara is a native Montanan and loves living in Missoula. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, reading, and playing in the snow.
Office: International Center 105
Phone: +1 406 243 6141
Fax: +1 406 243 6194
Quincie grew up in Montana and earned a bachelor’s degree here at The University of Montana. She completed a master’s degree in TESOL at Colorado State University and has been teaching ESL since 1995. She has taught at Colorado State University, at the American Language Institute in Lisbon, Portugal and at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE. Quincie joined the ELI in 2001, and in addition to teaching, she has spent time serving as the Director of Studies and as the Director of ELI. She has also completed a Master of Public Administration degree at The University of Montana.
Heather began working and teaching ESL for the Summer Language Programs at The University of Montana in 1999 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in TESL and Creative Writing. She also obtained a Secondary English (and ESL) Teaching Licensure in Montana and earned a Master’s degree in Bilingual / Multicultural Education with an emphasis in ESL from Northern Arizona University. She has taught in South Korea, in Taiwan, and at The University of Montana where she has been teaching since 2004. When Heather is not teaching, she enjoys playing her ukulele, traveling, doing yoga, writing and reading poetry, and volunteering.
Jeanie Castillo, M.A. in Linguistics, is an instructor, writer, and curriculum designer with 15 years of experience developing and teaching courses in a variety of fields including English language instruction, academic writing, linguistics, and career and business development. Her teaching career began at the American English Institute in Fresno, California which served international students seeking to improve their English-language abilities in order to enter an American university. Jeanie later taught academic writing at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of New Mexico at Gallup, and online for the University of Phoenix. Currently, she teaches face-to-face and online classes for the University of Montana in the Linguistics Program and for the English Language Institute.
Allyson Kellum grew up in Montana but has spent most of the last decade outside the US. She taught in elementary school in Seoul, South Korea for two years. She has also taught and trained teachers in Japan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Russia, and the US. Allyson holds a M.A. in Applied Linguistics and loves nothing more than sharing and learning through working in the field of international education.
Anna has been teaching ESL since 1996 and has been with the English Language Institute (ELI) since 2005. She taught English for Specific Purposes and Conversational English in Japan and created the first English language curriculum at a teacher-training university in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. She also served as interim director at ELI, overseeing teacher-training programs, ELI classes, and English for Specific purposes programs. Anna currently teaches Intensive Academic English courses at ELI. She is an alumna of The University of Montana, where she earned an MA in French Literature and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Lee Ann Millar
Before becoming a teacher, Lee Ann worked in the tourism industry and traveled extensively, visiting over 40 countries in Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America and South America. She earned her MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from San Francisco State University, where she also taught and trained teachers in the American Language Institute. After graduation, she taught in the Faculty of English at Kumamoto University in Japan for two years before coming to Missoula and helping to found the English Language Institute in 1993. In addition to being the first teacher at ELI, she also served as Director of Studies (1993-2002) and Interim Director (2005-2006). She loves being able to raise her family in Montana while meeting students from all over the world through her work.
Josh Rosenberger’s interest in English language instruction began during his years working with disadvantaged youth, refugees, and immigrants as an Americorps volunteer, literacy mentor, and ESL instructor in his home state of Nebraska. Since then, Josh has taught ESL and EFL to students from over thirty different countries and has lived, taught, and traveled extensively in Ecuador and South Korea. He has participated in a number of teacher training programs for Korean English teachers at Andong National University in South Korea and The University of Montana. He holds a BA in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from The University of Nebraska and an MA in Applied Linguistics from UM. He is currently completing a second MA in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Montana.
Lisa has been at the ELI since 2010. She began teaching ESL/EFL during her AmeriCorps Experience in Washington State in 2003. After AmeriCorps, Lisa taught ESL/EFL and third grade in Minnesota. She has travelled extensively in Turkey, Costa Rica, Australia, France, and England. She earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Montana State University and an ESL endorsement from Western Washington University. Lisa holds a Montana teaching license, ESL/EFL endorsement and TESOL certificate. She loves working with international students in Montana!