Continuing and Professional Education Staff
Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center
Susan is responsible for directing, supervising, and overseeing the entire Continuing & Professional Education Program. After living in New York City to attend Juilliard and living in Europe, Susan finally settled in Columbus, Georgia to build her career.
Sam as we love to call her, is responsible for supervising and overseeing Continuing & Professional Education’s programming, camps, daily operations and more. Sam loves dogs & rescued is her favorite breed
Brooke is responsible for directing, supervising, and overseeing the operational, administrative, and fiscal functions of Continuing & Professional Education. She loves the color black and wears it daily.
Alexis is responsible for overseeing the synergistic marketing efforts of the Continuing & Professional Education department. She loves marketing, spell check, naps and long walks to get tacos.
Monae is our customer service guru. She provides operational and administrative support for Continuing & Professional Education. She is the point of contact for facility management which includes inspecting and ensuring all classroom, meeting, and lobby/hallway spaces are prepared as specified and are operationally ready. SHE LOVES PURPLE!
Program Director, Empowered Youth of Columbus
Madeline plans, observes, and implements program and fiscal responsibilities for the EYC 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program + staff. We believe she is secretly wonder woman but have yet to find her changing station or outfit.
Event & Sales Manager
Rankin Gardens & Atrium, Turner Center, and University Hall
If you want an exceptional event, call Amber. Amber is responsible for overseeing the sales and event efforts of the Continuing & Professional Education department. She’s your lady if you’re looking to get married at The Rankin Gardens and Atrium and beyond.
Photography Program Coordinator
Kenny oversees our Digital Photography Program + more located in the Historic Rankin Arts Building in Uptown Columbus. He is our version of Gandolf the White – gentle and sweet.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS
English Language Institute Program Coordinator
Ryan has been in education for 12+ years and has been teaching for at least 7 of those years. Teaching at the ELI has given him the opportunity to meet new people and to learn about so many other cultures and to see the world from a more international perspective. He has both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education from Covenant College and a certificate in TESOL. He has been to several different countries including South Africa, Peru, Mexico, and a Native American reservation. Originally from Missouri, he has lived in The South for over 20 years now. He lives in the Columbus area with his wife and three children. Mr. Todt is an avid reader and enjoys studying philosophy, history, pop culture and science.
Karenn provides administrative and operational support at the ELI. She speaks fluent spanish, and enjoys communicating necessary information with students who are enthusiastic to learn a new language. She is also the coordinator for the Immersion Excursion and Activate Programs. She likes to try new food and enjoys the outdoors.
Paige has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in Teaching (Reading, Language, Literacy, ESOL) degree from Georgia State University. She has been teaching ESL in community and academic settings for four years to students from a variety of backgrounds. Paige is currently teaching the Level 4 class, helping our students prepare for the TOEFL exam and future educational experiences and careers. In addition to teaching, she enjoys reading, solving puzzles, and camping and hiking with her husband and three sons.
Stacey has a Bachelor of Education degree in Communicative Disorders and a Master of Education degree in Speech Pathology from Columbus College (now Columbus State University), and has received TESOL certification. She has taught English as a Second Language privately for over 13 years, and she taught several short-term classes at the English Language Institute before joining the staff as a part-time instructor. She is now teaching the beginning level Reading & Vocabulary, Writing, and Grammar classes. Stacey enjoys reading, teaching and serving in her church, and spending time with her family.