ABS Faculty Bios
The Adult Basic Skills team at COCC is made up of outstanding faculty and staff that can help you achieve your goals. Also see theABS Department Directoryfor a full listing of faculty and staff.
ABS Math & Transition Instructor - Essentials of Math
541-383-7701 ext 2107
Lisa has a long history with COCC, having attended as a student completing her Associate of Arts and then her Bachelor of Science through OSU Cascades campus. She obtained her MAT through Western Oregon University with an endorsement in Mathematics. Her enjoyment of Mathematics became a natural path towards teaching the subject and she joined COCC as a part time faculty member in the Mathematics Department one year after completing her education as an Algebra instructor, and then transitioned full time to the ABS Department two years later. She loves the outdoors and is an avid equestrian.
ABS Reading/Writing & Trans Instructor - Essential Communications
Jennifer grew up in Central Oregon and teaches communications full time. She received a BA in anthropology at Whitman College and an MA in Adult Education and Training from Seattle University. She also received her initial certificate to teach English as a second language through Seattle University. Jenn discovered her passion for teaching when she worked as a reading and writing tutor at North Seattle Community College in 1994. Her favorite thing about teaching is the students because they are a constant source of inspiration and strength. Outside of work, Jenn enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen, reading new authors, and playing outdoors.
Amy Stancliff has been with the ABS department for 13 years as an ELL instructor. She also teaches College Success and Study Strategies for COCC through the Human Development Department. Amy has a BA in English Literature with a Minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University. She received her M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Prior to coming to COCC, Amy taught English in Uruguay and at Chemeketa Community College and has been instrumental in curriculum development and lesson planning workshops for other ELL instructors. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Amy has been teaching all levels of English Language Learning at COCC since 1997. She studied and received an International TEFL certificate and spent two years teaching English in the Czech Republic prior to joining the COCC Adult Basic Skills Department. She is conversational in Spanish and is familiar with the Czech and Portuguese languages.
ABS Math Instructor
Cynthia Viles，文学学士，是一个COCC成人基本技能教练在普林维尔，马德拉斯和温泉。在她目前的工作之前，她曾在球菌- abs项目中担任其他职务，第一次是在20世纪80年代初担任志愿导师，最近是TOPS数据问责制的工作人员。辛西娅认为，多年前的ABS辅导经验点燃了她与成人学习者工作的热情，她在其他工作领域磨练了这种热情，包括俄勒冈州西莱茨印第安人联盟部落和波特兰公立学区的职位。Publications include;First Oregonians, "Siletz Chapter, Oregon Committee for the Humanities, 1992, and "Rapid assessment procedures to describe tobacco practices at sites managed by Indian Tribes,"Tobacco Control1995; 4:156-161 (contributor). When not working, Cynthia enjoys time spent with family, playing mobile games, doing many forms of crafts, reading or watching comedies, and exploring minerals and plant-life.