CSL Team

Audi Wilken
Audi Wilken

Audi is a native of Berlin, Germany. A bilingual child, speaking both German and Danish.

Emil Ayoub
Emil Ayoub

Emil Ayoub was born in Jordan in the Middle East and currently teaches Arabic at Covenant College.

Ethan Pope
Ethan Pope

For more than 20 years, Ethan has been involved in sign language.

Laurie Stevens
Laurie Stevens

Chattanooga native but world traveler at heart, Laurie has a passion for culture and language.

Leslie Morrow
Leslie Morrow

Leslie is a Chattanooga native who lived in Italy for twenty years. She first taught English in a private language school and later began working as a translator and interpreter.

Pedro Pons
Pedro Pons

Pedro was born in Guatemala and immigrated to San Francisco in 1957. He has taught medical Spanish at Erlanger Hospital through Chattanooga State.

Claire Vassort
Claire Vassort

A French native, Claire Vassort has been working as a professional French translator for three years and as a French tutor.

Liz Gibbons
Liz Gibbons

Liz continued her career in Chattanooga, teaching Spanish at Belvoir Christian Academy.

Shelly Laney
Shelly Laney

Shelley Thomas is from Memphis, TN, but has been living in Chattanooga for the past five years.

Joohee Bae
Joohee Bae

Joohee is a native Korean speaker and has B.A. in English literature from Dan-Kook University in South Korea.

Carolyn Tinker
Carolyn Tinker

Carolyn Tinker is an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for Chattanooga School of Language. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and is internationally certified as an ESL teacher. She has b…

Jessie LaPlue
Jessie LaPlue

After growing up in Tennessee, Jessie’s international travels (30+ countries so far!) have given her a deep interest in world cultures and the ways they are shaped and expressed by language. She h…

Paige Moffett
Paige Moffett

From 2017-2020, Paige worked alongside Emily and Teo Valdés as a founding team member of Language South and El Pueblo Spanish Camp. Most recently, she was the Operations Manager and Camp Director. So…

Josh Barrett
Josh Barrett

Josh is an English Language Teacher in the IELCE Program at CSL. A native of North Carolina, Josh discovered a love for teaching at a young age. Through over 10 years of experiences teaching students…