Meet the ELI Instructors

Charles Colson

Training Specialist, ELI

Charles Colson

Charles Colson is a native Texan, born in Dallas, but he has lived in 10 other states (including Maine and Hawaii).  On his way to becoming a teacher he worked as a janitor, groundskeeper, window washer, machinist, warehouseman, electronics technician, and submarine sailor.  After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, he earned a master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/ Intercultural Studies.  He has taught in different schools and colleges for 15 years.  While he enjoys gardening and do-it-yourself landscaping projects, he has tried skydiving, parasailing, ziplining, whitewater rafting, and hot air ballooning, and still enjoys bicycling, sailing, and SCUBA.

Elizabeth Johnson

Training Specialist, ELI

liz

erj003@SHSU.EDU

Elizabeth Johnson was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida.  She earned her B. S. in Special Ed. at Florida State.  She soon moved to Huntsville as a newlywed in 1974.  Liz taught and served as librarian in public schools for 30 years and attended Sam Houston State University to complete 2 master’s degrees:  Reading and Library Science.  One exciting experience was a 2 week trip with the The Woodlands High School to Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima, Japan.  She has enjoyed teaching ELI classes part time since 2009.  Liz is active in First Christian Church and CASA which sponsors foster children.  She also assists at the Pre-School.  Liz’s personal interests include her book club and spending time with her three grandchildren.