IELP Administrative Staff

Staff | Faculty
      • ellisLaTesha Gonzales | IELP Program Director | Instructor

        She earned her B.A. in Spanish from Southeastern Louisiana University, and M.A. in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, in 2008. She is an active member of EnglishUSA, NAFSA, TESOL, and LaTESOL. Her interests include curriculum development and teacher training. LaTesha resides in New Orleans with her husband and two-year old son, Gabriel. She is a classically trained ballerina and enjoys learning about other cultures and their ways of life.

      • ellisColeen Maidlow | Immigration & Program Coordinator

        Coleen Maidlow is a Canadian transplant who moved to Louisiana as an F-1 student. In Ruston, she received a B.A. in English and Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, she moved to New Orleans to pursue her M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans. Along the way, she assisted in research on lie detection, tutored students in writing centers, and taught freshman composition. She started at IELP in 2013 as a teacher, but now works in the office as the Immigration Coordinator. Outside of work Coleen teaches and studies yoga and enjoys teaching her cats tricks.