Meet the Faculty

Jennifer Bommelje-Butler
Jennifer Bommelje-Butler, Faculty

Jennifer Bommelje-Butler joined the faculty of the English Language Program in the summer of 2017. Also fluent in French, Jennifer began her career as a language instructor after completing her Master’s degree at New York University in Paris, France. Most notably, she has trained foreign military personnel in English at the Defense Language Institute’s English Language Center (DLIELC) in San Antonio, Texas. At DLIELC, Jennifer was hand-picked to design curriculum for an advanced level course and to craft and instruct a 3-week intensive English training course for students at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, Jennifer has designed personalized French and English language programs for professional clients, launched a secondary education language program, and volunteered as an English Instructor for the spouses program at the International Officer’s School in Montgomery, Alabama. Jennifer’s additional professional background includes experience with federal government agencies, multi-national training centers, university-level institutions, secondary public education, and museum program education. Originally from western New York, Jennifer has lived abroad in France, Italy and Germany. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, traveling, and going to the beach with her husband and two children.

Susannah Livingston
Susannah Livingston

Susannah has been teaching in the Intensive English Program of William and Mary since it began in 2016. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from Old Dominion University (ODU). After teaching in ODU’s own intensive English program, Susannah managed and then taught numerous community-based English language courses offered by the Rita Welsh Adult Literacy Program (now Literacy for Life). The skills she most enjoys teaching are Listening and Speaking. Susannah loves just about every kind of music and plays the violin in groups throughout the Williamsburg area.

Wendy Waldeck
Wendy Waldeck, Faculty

Wendy has been a teacher of children and adults for 22 years, and an ESOL Instructor for 15 years. In that time she has worked with all levels of English students to improve their language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a focus on developing fluency in oral communication and proficiency in academic writing. She is educated and experienced in several other disciplines, including psychology, Montessori education, bookkeeping, and writing children’s literature. She is a published writer of short pieces for children and adult education professionals. In her free time, Wendy enjoys ballroom dancing, walking and practicing yoga.