Italian Language Instructors

jimbrunettiJim Brunetti

Taught Italian, Spanish, and French in Denver schools for more than twenty years. He has served as the Dean and Assistant Principal of a middle school in the Adams 12 Five Star School District. Jim has a degree from the University of Perugia. He lived in Rome for four years, working as a tour guide and teaching at Berlitz International School in Rome. He played professional tennis in Europe and the U. S. Jim has spoken Italian since childhood. He has coached boys and girls high school sports, and worked with at risk students in Denver Public Schools.



francescahowell Francesca Howell

Grew up speaking Italian and began studying the language as a young teen. She has lengthy teaching experience in a variety of subjects, including Italian.  Her Bachelor’s degree is in Italian, from Georgetown University, and she has a Master’s degree as well as a PhD, both earned at prestigious British universities.  Her doctoral degree in Religious Studies involved extensive research in Italy over six years.  She lived in Italy for four years, and has traveled there for extended periods.  Francesca is senior adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder.  She is a published author, and in addition to Italian and Italy, Francesca's interests and life-long loves include theatre, dance, music, nature and the environment.