Hey everyone! My name is Jake Gernon, and I’m from the United States. This summer, I will be returning for my second year here at Sol’s! I had such a rewarding, fulfilling, and exciting experience last summer, so I am truly honored to be able to come back and do some really great work with the kids and my colleagues! Sevilla is a beautiful city, so I’m excited to take part to learn English and have a lot of fun!
Hello everyone! My name is Brandi and I’m from USA. This is my second year at SOLS and I am so excited to be back! Last summer was full of learning and memories with the amazing students. I can’t wait to see everyones faces again and to learn about places around the world with you all this summer! Let’s have some fun! See you soon. :)
Hello! My name is Elinor (Nell) Sullivan. I have been a teacher in the USA for the past fourteen years, and have been an instructional math coach for the last two years. I have a bachelors degree in education, a masters degree in curriculum and instruction and am endorsed in teaching English as a second language. I love to travel, exercise (loving Orangetheory right now) and play tennis and volleyball. This is my fourth time working with Sols summer camp and I am so excited! I love working with the students and teachers and all of the fun activities we get to do 😊.
Hello! My name is Dan Patterson and I have spent the last 16 years teaching Special Education. I'm currently teaching Biology and Earth Science to high school kids in Missoula, Montana. I am passionate about Science, music, and fly fishing but also enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors. This is my first time in Spain and being involved in Sols Summer Camp. I look forward to meeting you and learning all about you and your beautiful country.
Hello, my name is Samantha Sibrian! I am from Maryland and have lived there my whole life! I am currently a fourth year 2nd grade teacher. In my free time I love to go on hikes, read books and also spend time with family. My parents are from Central America and we all visit very often! I love inspiring young minds to get out of their comfort zone and find the joy of learning something completely new! This will be my second summer at Sols Summer camp! Can’t wait for another exciting summer exploring the English language!
Hola! My name is Mia :) I am a pediatric nurse in Chicago, IL. I love my pediatric patients just as much as I love my students! Some of my hobbies include traveling, playing sports, and going to the gym! I have been a Sol’s Summer Camp teacher for a few years in the past and I am so excited to be back!!! I love teaching in ways that make English fun and enjoyable! I can’t wait to meet all of our Sol’s Summer Campers this year. See you soon!! ◡̈
Hello! My name is Phi which is pronounced like fee (people always ask). I was raised in Iowa for most of my childhood. Then in 2009, we moved to the Chicago area. I graduated at Purdue University with my bachelors in nursing, and I currently work in a hospital as a float nurse. Some other interesting things about me is that I am a huge nerd! I enjoy playing video games, watching superhero movies/shows, and anime! I love traveling, exploring, trying new foods, and experiencing different cultures. Weight lifting is also a huge part of my life as well. This is my first year at Sol’s summer camp, and I am ecstatic!! I have always had an interest in teaching. Looking forward to meeting you all and making some great memories!!
Hello! I’m Lee Holladay, and I have been an English Language Arts teacher for eight years, the last four in Catholic education. Spending a summer in Sevilla with your precious children is a dream come true as we mutually embrace one another in a cross-cultural language and play-time experience. Language study and use are a passion of mine, and I can’t wait to teach and learn with students at Sols. People describe me confident, playful, and silly with the dances and songs I frequently make up. I am from the mountainous region of western Montana where I live with my partner, Dan Patterson, who will be at Sols; my two daughters, one of whom will be also be joining us; and our dog, Snoot, who will not be at camp. We enjoy what the city has to offer as well as the outdoors, particularly fly fishing for trout in our numerous rivers. I can’t wait to meet your child for a fantastic summer program!
My name is Christine Quinlan, and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I teach elementary students in the United States. My students are in 5th grade, ages 10-11. I just finished my 19th year teaching. This is my 6th year volunteering at Sol’s Summer Camp. I am looking forward to another summer in Sevilla.
I am very excited to return to Sols Summer Camp in beautiful Sevilla! I am a teacher in Illinois and look forward to a very fun time at camp! Songs, games and Dr. Seuss will fill our days!!! Can't wait to meet all of you!!!
Graduada en mayo 2021 de la Universidad del Noreste de Illinois (NEIU) con licenciatura en educación primaria y bilingüe. También obtuve una licencia en la enseñanza de inglés a hablantes de otros idiomas. En NEIU hice más de 200 horas de horas clínicas en las escuelas públicas de Chicago. El año pasado comencé a tomar clases para recibir una maestría en literatura bilingüe. Actualmente estoy en mi segundo año como maestra de educación dual en Huntley, Illinois.
My name is Alicia and I am from the United States. I was raised in a bilingual and multicultural household and have always loved learning about different cultures. I received my bachelor’s in Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University. I am a first grade dual language teacher in Huntley, Illinois. I am very excited to learn together and have fun with all of you! See you soon!
Hi there! I'm Julia, I have been teaching English for 4 years now and participated in exactly 20 summer camp terms so far! The theme "20 days around the world" is close to my heart, as I love travelling and getting to know new cultures, people, traditions and food! I'm a passionate dancer, I like swimming, running, riding the bike and all team sports. I'm really excited about this summer with Sol's! I consider summer camps are the best way to teach kids English in a fun and entertaining way -- I'm sure we'll all love this experience :)
Hola. My name is Christine. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Miami five years ago and now I live in Sevilla. I have worked in many jobs as a paralegal, an English Teacher, and a Project Manager at Harvard University, and now I own my own business. My hobbies include traveling, playing with my dog Brady, hiking, yoga, and staying active. I was a teacher at Sol's Summer Camp for two years previously and am looking forward to working with my students again.
Hi my name is Wanderson. I am originally from Brazil, but moved to the United States 10 years ago and now I live in Sevilla. I am a personal trainer and love all things fitness. In my free time, I love to play sports, travel, and create videos online. I ran my first full marathon this year in Sevilla. I love working with kids and am looking forward to meeting my students this summer.
Hi Everyone! My name is Ari, and I’m from California in the US. I’m so excited for my first year at Sol’s summer camp! I’m currently a student at Wesleyan University where I work as a teaching assistant in the campus preschool. I love to sing, cook, knit, and do all different kinds of crafts. I’m so excited to meet you all and I can’t wait for all the fun we’re going to have together!