Sharon McMahon Joyal
Sharon has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Simmons University, Boston. During her undergraduate studies at Providence College, it was her courses in foreign languages and linguistics, study abroad experience in Québec, Canada, and travels throughout Europe that inspired her to become a language teacher. A certified K-12 ESL teacher, Sharon served in local public schools and taught many ESL writing courses at Johnson & Wales University before embracing her current role at JWU Global. She also has a background in non-profit management within higher education and community-based adult education. Sharon is a member of Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners (RITELL) and has presented at the National Center for Families Learning’s annual conference.
Sara has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Simmons College, and she has been teaching ESL in a variety of educational settings for over 25 years. Her work has taken her to Taiwan, Switzerland, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts and now Rhode Island. She is a certified K-12 teacher but has also taught in community-based programs, community colleges and other universities. Sara has an interest in teaching ESL through content, particularly the arts. She is a member of TESOL International and has presented at state conferences through TESOL affiliates. She has also taught ESL Methods courses as a teacher educator for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing ESL endorsements and degrees.