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Lance Noe earned a Master’s in Education – TESOL from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Mr. Noe lived overseas from 2001 – 2010 in Korea (Sookmyung Woman’s University), Japan, Australia, and Turkey. Mr. Noe has been the Director of ESL at Troy University since August 2016. He has taught all grade levels including kindergarten, high school, university, and community college. Mr. Noe has presented at many conferences throughout the world, and is very interested in game theory and activity based learning. Currently he has 2 books in production through a Korean publisher, one for elementary phonics and another a teacher’s drama workbook. Lance enjoys photography, baking/cooking, and taking walks with his dog.
I am a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) at Troy University, in Troy, Alabama. I was born in New York, but have spent most of my life in Florida. With a degree in English from the University of South Florida, I spent 17 years as a journalist and editor, with occasional work as a public relations writer and a copy editor/proofreader. My short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and The Urbanite. I have a TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate from Oxford Seminars and have worked for 15 years as an ESL teacher, the last 12 of those at Alabama state universities. I spent eight weeks in 2016 teaching English to hotel management and hospitality students at Chongqing Normal University in Chongqing, China.
Annie Percy is an ESL Instructor and Special Programs Advisor at Troy University of Troy, Alabama. She began teaching in 2008 as an ESL Adjunct Instructor and joined the ESL department as a full-time Instructor in 2014. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Office Administration/Business Administration, certification in ESL/EFL Listening Comprehension, Reading, Communicative Teaching, Vocabulary, and has a Master’s in Education of TESOL. Her passion is teaching students through the use of technology, songs, games and other interactive methods. In her free time she enjoys gardening and creating yard art from found objects.
Marcus started teaching in 2003 when he moved to Japan as a member of the JET Program. He lived in Yamanashi for two years and taught at seven schools on a rotation basis. Upon returning to the US in 2005, he got his next teaching position in San Jose, California at a school for adults learning English from all over the world. During his time in San Jose, he got his master's degree in TESOL from SJSU. In late 2011, he then moved to Seoul, South Korea and taught In Gangnam until 2017. He moved to Troy in July, 2017, where he now lives with his wife and two children. In his free time, Marcus enjoys spending time with his family, homebrewing, and watching sports.
Barrett is an ESL Instructor and ESL Advisor at Troy University. He discovered his love for teaching as an English teacher in Japan for three years on the JET Program. After a couple of years of traveling and working at a bank, he spent some time doing graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from which he earned a Master’s of Arts. Along with teaching Japanese as a Graduate Student Instructor, he also has experience teaching Japanese language, literature, and culture at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and at Troy University. He has taught in the ESL department at Troy since 2012. In his free time, Barrett likes to read, travel, and see new things.
I was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1965. I have an MA in History (1990) and an MA in TESOL (1997), both from the University of Alabama. I have taught English in Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan. I am married with two daughters, ages 11 and 16. I have taught ESL at Troy since August 2007.