Our Team

Hi! Hola! Bonjour! Ni hao! My name is Joy and as the Regional Director for Lango Redlands, my goal is to bring quality foreign language classes to kids that are not only instructional but FUN!  My one-year-old daughter, Celeste, is enrolled in Lango classes, so when I was looking for teachers, I wasn't only looking for a great teacher for your child but my own, too!  I'm absolutely blown away by how easily young children can pick up a new language.  You'll have to come to a class to see for yourself!

Lango's teachers make our classes truly exceptional.  In my selection process, I looked for five distinct qualities: native/bilingual fluency, limitless positive energy, creativity, teaching experience and outstanding communication skills with both children and their parents. Beyond these qualities, though, our teachers bring unique cultural perspectives and professional backgrounds that enable them to create rich, engaging experiences in the classroom.

We are always seeking energetic teachers who have all the qualifications listed above.  Please email us your resume for consideration.


photo Joy Ellison

R. Joy Ellison, M.A.  received her B.A. in Theater and French Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She lived in France in High School and spent her Junior Year of college in Paris.  She received her Master's degree in French Literature from UCLA, where she had the pleasure of teaching for 2 years.  For 12 years she has been exposing French language and culture to students of all ages and brings an extensive theatrical and musical background to the classroom.  She is thrilled that her son is on his way to becoming multilingual thanks to Spanish and Mandarin classes at Lango!


  Han Lu

Mr. Lu is affectionately known as a very playful teacher.  He has taught adults and children Mandarin for many years and is proud of the progress they have made in his native tongue.  Your kids will not be bored in his class as he will keep them active and challenge them in many ways.

  Gloria "Gaby" Reyes

  Yacenia Rengifo

  Josefina Martinez

  Nicole Aubry

Nicole Aubry has been teaching French for Lango for 3 years. She is originally from Switzerland and is extremely patient and cheerful. Her classes are organized, interactive and engaging.  She has helped her students progress to an advanced level of French proficiency and her classes benefit from very small class sizes.

  Andre Perez

  Carmen Estrada

  Che Caruthers
  Teresa Centeno
  Angelica Thrash