Alexis Johnson co-founded ILI in 1984 and was Executive Director until December 31, 2015. With an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Teaching ESOL and Spanish from the School for International Training (SIT), Alexis has taught languages for over 40 years, including nine years in Barcelona, Spain. She remains connected to ILI through teaching occasional Spanish classes and specialty language courses.She is a master Trainer for SIT’s TESOL Certificate, a former commissioner for ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, and continues to evaluate schools across the country. In addition to Spanish, Alexis speaks varying degrees of French, Italian, Esperanto and Catalan and is studying Arabic and Chinese. She is working on her second book – Jokers Are Wild, a follow up to Playing with a Full Deck.