About

WELCOME TO CATESOL

CATESOL, founded in 1969, is a nonprofit organization open to anyone concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education.

Learn More:

  • About Us
  • Our Leadership
    • Board Members
    • Level Chairs and Assistants
    • Non-Voting Coordinators

VISION STATEMENT

Be the trusted authority for knowledge and expertise
in English language teaching and learning.

MISSION STATEMENT

CATESOL is an association of professionals
advancing the quality of English language teaching and learning
through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.



Board of Directors

2017 - 2018

President

Danielle Pelletier

English language Instructor, Canada College
?President, English League Workforce Communication Skills
Author, Easy English Stey-by-Step for ESL Learners (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

President-elect

Susan Gaer

Professor Emeritus of Santa Ana College, Series consultant for Project Success, Pearson LTD ; an avid user of technology with adult level ESL students. She is currently an educational consultant working as an OTAN Subject Matter Expert. (http://susangaer.com)

Treasurer

( To be determined )

Secretary

Jennifer Evans

Secretary-elect

( To be determined )

Chapter Council Chair

Jennie Watson

 Interest Group Chair

Nora Mitchell

LEVEL CHAIRS & ASSISTANTS

Adult Level

Chair

Elza Hess

Assistant

Roz Tolliver

College & University

Chair

Undarmaa Maamuujav

Assistant

Bahiyyih Hardacre

Community College

Chair

Meryl Siegel

Assistant

Alex Lopez

Pre K - 12

Chair

Kara Mac Donald

Assistant

Ondine Gage

Intensive English Program

Chair

Sarah Moyer

Assistant

Danny Tsai

Non-Voting Board Members Coordinators

Chapter Council Coordinators

Bay Area - Ava Fruin Finger
Capital Area
Suzanne Bardasz, Elizabeth Dickie
Inland Empire Kaz Shida
Los Padres Randall Rightmire
Orange County Denise Schumaker
San Diego Lydia Sparksworthy
San Gabriel Valley Jim Hays
Saroyan Cheryl Chan
Southern Nevada Bette Brickman
Steinbeck Kara Macdonald
Yosemite Michael Akar

Interest Group Coordinators

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning: Kim Guppy; Brennan Pardee 
Teaching English in the Workplace: Nora Mitchell; Bentley Cavazzi 
Teaching of Pronunciation: Marsha Chan; Ellen Lange 
Part-Time Educators:
Nonnative Language Educators Issues: Jovana Garcia; Anita Seralathan
Materials Writers: Myo Kyan Myint
Intercultural Communication: Anne York-Herjeczki
Emerging Literacy and Limited Education: Inocencia Dacumos; Joyce Hedges  
Research Writing: Tammy Johnson

Board Coordinators at Large

Newsletter & Blog Editor: Christie Sosa (csosa@catesol.org)
Awards Helen Nam
Assistant Awards -- Emily Wong
Conference Services Judith OLoughlin
Exhibits Rita Kahn
Historian John Liang
Job Bank Moderator Jennifer Hoeger
Membership Don Sillings
Outreach Anthony Burik

Postconference Sunday Workshops
Registration Linda Patten
Social Media Team Amy Pascucci 
Socio-Political Judith O'Loughlin 
Webmaster Ron Lee

Annual Conference Co-Chairs 2018 :

Stephanie Youngblood & Cerise Santoro 

Regional Conference Liaisons:

Northern Region: Michelle Bagwell; Helen Ly
Los Angeles: Carey Minnis
San Diego: 

Nominating Committee Chair: Susan Gaer

Student Co-Representatives: Alan Flurry; Savyonne Steindler; Xiaoxue (Snow) Zhu 

The CATESOL Journal Editors: Mark Roberge; Margi Wald CATESOL News Editor: Christie Sosa 
Legislative Advocate: Jeff Frost 
CTA Liaison: Laura DuPre 
CalTog Co-Liaisons: Judith OLoughlin Kristi Ward

General Manager

Don Sillings