Campus Director / PDSO / CEO / CFO
The servant leader of SSL!! The typical leader uses words like “me” and “I” while the servant leader uses words like “us” and “we”. SSL teamwork is achieved because everyone feels a part of the process and not just a faceless cog in the wheel. That’s the beauty of how SSL staff are working as a team!! He likes to ride mountain bikes at Red Rock Canyon.
Kenneth B. Westhusing
I have experience in program management, TESOL instruction and curriculum development, TESOL/TOEFL teacher training, and student assessment and evaluation. I have also been involved in student counseling and advocacy, orientation program design and implementation, test development and test preparation skills.
I have lived and worked in the US, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East, and have visited more than 30 countries. I have recently returned from Vietnam where I spent the last 2 1/2 years teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City to elementary and high school students and adults.
I enjoy playing in the sunshine, and tropical beaches are my favorite places to be. I have a wonderful wife and three fantastic kids ages 28, 25, and 12. I am happy to call Las Vegas home at this time and hope for many years of happiness and success here and at SSL.
Michael D. Groner
Hey, everyone! I’m Jason. I grew up in the beautiful Green Mountain State, Vermont. After obtaining my B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, I moved to Asia to live and work abroad. I’m passionate about traveling and learning new languages, and my dream is to explore as many countries throughout the world as I can.
Academic Director / DSO
Rhonda teaches SSL’s Writing & Business English courses. She has a Master’s Degree from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. While living in Oklahoma, she enjoyed gardening and raising chickens, horses, and children. Now she enjoys tracing her family’s genealogy, scrap booking, and dancing. She also enjoys writing and is in the process of writing a children’s book.
Tara De La O
Rebecca received her BA in Teaching English as a Second Language and is currently working on her MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. She loves teaching English because of all the different people she gets to meet. She believes that learning a new language should be enjoyable and accessible to all. When not studying or planning lessons, Rebecca spends her time with her pets, traveling, playing video games, and reading.
Front Desk Administrator
Stefanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Univ. of Francisco Gavidia and she is both fluent in English and Spanish. She worked in the customer service dept. for many years and have excellent communicative skills that helps our students feel comfortable and satisfied with their students services from her.
My educational background is in computers and real estate. I love teaching, and I’m currently working on getting TESOL certified and pursuing education. When not studying, I spend most of my free time at the archery shooting range, painting, or drawing. I am interested in anime, gaming, survival training, and art.