ESL Faculty

The members of the ESL department are committed to your success in college, work, and life. We dedicate ourselves to teaching and work hard to help you gain access to the many opportunities available in the United States.

All ESL instructors at Cerritos College must have:

  • a Masters degree specializing in teaching English as a Second Language;
  • the ability to speak and write Standard American English; 
  • an understanding, sensitivity, and commitment to meeting the needs of our students, and experience in teaching ESL to college level students.


Lee Anne McIlroy (Department Chair)
Office Location: LA-242
Phone Number: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2847

Joann Sugihara-Cheetham
Office Location: SS-226
Phone Number: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2892

To call an instructor, you must first dial (562) 860 - 2451 and then the extension.