Meet the LEAD staff
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Margaret Lanen, Program Director
My name is Margaret Lanen and I am the Distance Learning Coordinator and teacher for Learning English at a Distance (LEAD). In 2003 I began a Distance Learning Program at Notre Dame Education Center. I enjoy meeting students from all over the world who have come to Massachusetts and want to improve their English skills. USA Learns is a fun way to learn and this online site is a way to meet other people who are part of the program.
Patricia Drake, Teacher/Counselor
I’m Patricia Drake, but everyone calls me Pat. I am a distance learning teacher and counselor for LEAD. I live in Cambridge, where I work at the Community Learning Center. I also work for Notre Dame Education Center in Boston. I became an ESOL teacher because the work is challenging and rewarding. I enjoy working with all my students – the ones I see and the ones I don’t see!
Margaret McLaughlin, Teacher
My name is Margaret McLaughlin. I am a teacher at Notre Dame Education Center, currently teaching in the Distance Learning Program. It is a privilege and pleasure to be a member of the Notre Dame Education Center DL team. The Distance Learner students are eager to improve their language skills. Their enthusiasm and commitment is admirable.
Diana Satin, Weebly Teacher
I studied psychology and intercultural relations. I began teaching ESL in 1994. I love meeting people from different countries, and I love helping students improve their English skills.
Your teachers enjoyed a trip to The Butterfly Place in June 2016.
We saw many beautiful butterflies there! Click to see pictures.