WESL Staff and Faculty Welcome You!

 Dr. Jeff Hancks Dr.Jeffrey Hancks
 Executive Director


 Deborah Loraine Brasel Loraine Brasel


I have taught at WESL for over ten years. I have been teaching English as a Second Language and college courses for 30 years at other colleges and in Thailand. I have also worked as a writer and editor for a corporation for many years. I have a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I am married and have four children, whom I love to talk about!


 Erin Franken erin


I have been teaching English for over ten years both in the United States and abroad. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in TESOL. I studied abroad and later worked in Italy.  I have also taught in Turkey. Nowadays, I learn about the world through my students!  I spend my free time with my husband and three young children. I also enjoy staying physically active through running and hiking.  I love to read and I am always willing to discuss a good book!