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Introducing our Full-time Regional Advisors:

Selestia Herrera-Ganton

Region 1 – North, Region 2 – East-West

Selestia Herrera-Ganton has been working in the ESL/EFL field since 2015. She has a variety of teaching experiences, having worked with learners of all ages and backgrounds. She has taught in various Edmonton Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs where she has considerable experience working with literacy learners. Having a passion for travel, she has also lived and worked abroad: in South Korea she taught English to children in primary and secondary school, and in Scotland she worked with adult learners. Selestia’s free time is mostly spent with her husband and young daughter but she also enjoys travelling, hiking, festivals, sitting around fires with her family, and practicing modern calligraphy.


Phone: 780-720-4152

Lia dela Cruz

Region 3 – Central

Rosalia Pison dela Cruz (Lia dela Cruz) has been an ESL practitioner for 35 years -- 12 of those in Canada and the rest in her home country, the Philippines. She started out as an English teacher to high school and university students. Adult education came later as an ESL instructor in MacEwan University and in NorQuest College. In the Philippines, she was also a teacher trainer, conducting outreach workshops for teachers in rural areas outside Metro Manila. She has worked many years as a language assessor including a brief stint with Catholic Social Services. At home in Edmonton, she enjoys family bike rides and camping in the summer but has only briefly tried skiing in the winter. She counts herself lucky to be able to do all that with the backdrop of the Rockies and Prairies in Alberta.


Phone: 780-920-7579

Alana Johnson

Region 4 – South

Alana Johnson is the Lead for the Alberta Routes Initiative, as well as the advisor for Region 4.  Alana has over 25 years of experience with providing engaging and meaningful training and leadership for a broad range of audiences.  She worked for many years as an English language instructor, and an essential skills specialist.  For the past 8 years Alana has provided professional development supports and services with Alberta Routes.  When not at work, you can find Alana hiking up a mountain, walking her dogs in the coulees of southern Alberta, and spending time with her family. 


Phone: 780-644-6301