Education: B.A. (English), B. Ed (Adult Education), Diploma in Adult Education (ESL), M.A. (Comparative Literature)
Ping Ping has been in the ESL field for over 20 years. Ping Ping enjoys the multi-cultural environment of Solomon College. She values the sense of community in the school and the way everyone helps each other achieve their goals.
Education: B. Mgt. (Adv. Accounting)
Ben has been working for Solomon College since January 1999. He worked for Statistics Canada and the University of Alberta before he was employed by Solomon College. He likes dealing with numbers and computers.
Education: ThB, B.Sc., PPTC Certification
Upon completing his studies at University of Calgary, Merle taught Physical Sciences two years in central Alberta before moving to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) for 3.5 years where he taught O, M and A Level Physics with Chemistry and Chemistry. Returning to Alberta, he began teaching Chemistry, Physics and Math in 1975, retiring from his full time employment in 1999 after 30 years in the classroom. That fall, he began teaching at Solomon College as a permanent part-time Chemistry and Physics high school teacher. Over the past 20 years, Merle has also taught ESL and Hotel Management when needed. Presently, he is the Physics and Math instructor in Solomon’s Aviation Program.
Education: B.B.A., M.A.
Ann earned her Master of Arts (Second Language Acquisition) from Eastern Michigan University, graduating in 2002. Since then she has taught students from grades 7-12 at Chia Yang High School, where she served as an English teacher and Department Head for five years. She moved to Canada in 2007, and has taught or volunteered at ASSIST, NorQuest College, and Solomon College. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, watching movies (mostly foreign ones) and enjoying the opportunities for exploration and culture that Edmonton has to offer.
Monica is a passionate educator with over 20 years experience from early learning to adult literacy. She loves to foster environments of community and connection, while empowering others to reach their learning and life goals.
Education & Licenses: Dip. (Aviation Studies), CPL, Class 1 Flight Instructor
Kyla has been a licensed pilot since 1994, and has been a Commercial Flight Instructor since 2006. She has over 20 years experience in instructing aviation subjects, and is an avid promoter of aviation safety through her focus on human factors, pilot decision making, and safety management systems.
She believes that the role of an instructor is not only to pass on knowledge and skills, but also to foster self-reliance and responsibility in her students.
Education: B.A., M.A., M.A., TESOL Certification
Mary started her teaching career as a Teaching Assistant to new university students. She helped many students who spoke English as a second language. She completed her teaching practicum at the Toronto Catholic District School Board. For her undergraduate degree, she was an international student for one semester at Philipps University, in Marburg, Germany. The language of instruction for all classes was German.
Her favourite part of her role teaching LINC 4 is to help newcomers achieve their goals for learning English. She’s from Calgary, but loves being back in Edmonton to live closer to family.
Education: B.Des, TESOL Certification
Before working at Solomon, Gloria spent a year teaching English in SouthKorea. She enjoyed working abroad and participating in ESL/EFL training sessions. She also worked with a women’s literacy program in Nepal, developing classroom materials and lesson plans for Nepali and English classes alongside local teachers.
For Gloria, working with adult learners in Canada is a pleasure. She admires her students for their hard work and determination.
Education: B.B.A., M.A.
With over 15 years of experience working in post-secondary institutions, Agnes has taken a variety of administrative roles as well as positions in teaching. She is proud of having good administrative, programs coordination, project management and organizational skills.
Agnes hopes to contribute to the society and make the world a better place through education. She joined Solomon College in 2017. The most satisfying moment she finds in here is to see students finishing programs. She feels great pleasure in working with the lovely and warm Solomon family.
Education & Designation: B. Com, Aviation Dip, ATPL, Class 2 Flight Instructor
Lawrence has been a licensed pilot since 2006 and graduated from the University of Alberta School of Business. Having worked in both Airline and Charter Flight operations and with over 10 years experience as a Flight Instructor, Lawrence is now also the Chief Flight Instructor of Cooking Lake Aviation.
Julie Parr – LINC Instructor
Julie has her Education degree with a major in English and has spent many years as a public educator. After acquiring her TESOL Diploma, she came toSolomon College for the opportunity to spend more time with students, to help them develop their English abilities, and to celebrate their successes. When she isn’t teaching she enjoys reading and gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Education: B.Ed, TESL Certification
Raelene has taught Saturday LINC4 classes for the last two years. She comes with over 20 years of experience in the Education field teaching:Early Childhood classes to High School, College English, Job Search classes, workshops on Mental Health and a range of courses such as FrenchImmersion, French as a Second Language, Drama, Music, Early Literacy Intervention and Physical Education. You could almost say that she has taught it all! Her passion is learning and teaching. Her students definitely keep her interest in the field alive!
She is grateful for her classes here at Solomon College!
Education & Designation: B.Sc., M.B.A., C.T.D.P.
Gary is an accomplished instructor, drawing from a 25-year management career in corporate, small business and government projects. In these complex and dynamically challenging environments, he contributed to developing strategic planning, new product launches, customer service training and improved business operations.
Each learning moment in Gary’s classes includes an overview of the new concept, an explanation of that concept’s importance in the workplace, and then an opportunity to discuss and apply that concept in actual work place situations.
Every day, students are challenged to understand workplace events with their new awareness for effective communications and professionalism.In his own time, Gary enjoys monitoring world news, participating in athletic activities and performing in dance bands.
Education: B.Ed. Spanish and ESL, TESL Certification, Graphic Design Diploma
Mark has taught English to newcomers in the LINC program for a little over two years and has volunteered teaching ESL for a few years.
Mark has taught English for one year in Ecuador to a variety of age groups.
While at the University of Alberta, he volunteered with SVCC
Education: B.Ed, M.A. , TESL Certification
Prior to joining the staff at Solomon College, Judy spent 14 years in Asia working in international education.
She also worked at an international school in Papua New Guinea for five years.
Judy loves to learn and teach and she considers it her life-long journey.
Education & Designation: B. Comm., CPA, CMA
Ederley graduated from University of Alberta, and has been in the Accounting field for over 10 years. He has taught Accounting classes at Solomon College since 2018, and loves sharing his business experience and knowledge with students. He also enjoys playing piano and billiards.
Education: B.A., M.A., TESOL Certification
Kathy has been teaching ESL and LINC classes in America, China and Canada for more than ten years. She enjoys working in multi-cultural environment with the students, and she is in helping the students integrate into the Canadian Society. She especially enjoys the diverse cultures around the world.