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.