Faculty Bios

Terrylynn Skelton

Education: B.A. Education, Masters Education

Teaching Experience: Spanish, ESL and Special Education Teacher 15 years, Homeschooling 7 years while living in Mexico and Peru.

Life Coach: Women and Children

Humanitarian Work: in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador 22 years. Created literacy Programs while living in Bolivia and Peru teaching women, and training facilitators to teach over 5000 women to read and write. Expedition Coordinator and leader, Program Director, Children’s Program Director, Intern Coordinator, Board Member.

Other: Mother of 5 children, Grandmother of 5, Fluent in Spanish


 Hilda PriceHilda Price

Education: Working on Associates in Early Childhood Education

Teaching Experience: Works with Kindergarten children

Other: I’m from Yurimaguas-Loreto Peru’. I have 3 children. I am so excited to be part of this amazing team and education program (IOL) and have the opportunity to help my people in my village in the Jungle of Peru’, especially the teachers and students there.


Gabi IsraelsenGabi Israelsen

Education: Working on BA in English and International Studies

Teaching Experience: IOL facilitator/trainer in Ghana, Fiji and Ecuador

Other: Fluent in Spanish, public speaker, writer, humanitarian


Kathleen Ann Swim Sistrunk

Education: MA in Education “Curriculum Development  and Design”  with over 25 years of experience teaching ages 3 to 93

Teaching Experience: Currently teaching ESL/TESOL in Mooresville North Carolina.  International educator having taught and lived in Peru, New Zealand, Korea,  Germany and America.

Other: Mother of nine children grandmother of 10.  My passions are teaching, public speaking,  travel ( visited 5/6 continents) cultures,family, humanitarian work, reading and exercise. My favorite quote is 100 years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of clothes I wore, Or what kind of house I lived in! It will matter that I made a difference in the life of others and especially the children!  I LOVE teaching!