About Us 2021-2022

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.


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.

Bylaws

Download the bylaws.

Mailing Address

CATESOL
PO Box 1283
Placentia, CA 92871

CATESOL Board of Directors 2021-2022

Voting Members (elected)

CATESOL's membership is 1969 strong, with five Levels, 10 chapters, and 11 Interest Groups. 60 members serve on the Board of Directors, and all members volunteer time and expertise to further the mission of CATESOL.

Anthony Burik

President
2021-2023

Anthony Burik

Susan Gaer

Past President 2019-2021

Susan Gaer

Nirmla Flores

Treasurer

Nirmla Flores

Secretary

Tammy Wik

Emmy Min

College/University Level Chair

Emmy J. Min

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Community College Level Chair

Michelle McNeary

Song Hong

Adult Education Level Chair

Song Hong

L. Erika Saito

K-12 Level Chair

L. Erika Saito


Fawn Supernaw

Intensive English Program Level Chair

Fawn Supernaw

Kara Mac Donald

Chapter Council Chair

Kara Mac Donald

Daniela Lup

Interest Group Chair

Daniela Lup

Nancy Kwang Johnson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Nancy Kwang Johnson

Assistants to Voting Members (elected)

Assistant Treasurer: Vincent Nuñez

Past Treasurer: Robb Hill

Assistant Secretary: 

College/University Level Assistant Chair: Sedique Popal

Community College Level Assistant Chair: 

Adult Education Level Assistant Chair: Patty Sanchez

K-12 Level Assistant Chair:  Julie Goldman

Intensive English Program Level Assistant Chair: Bessie Karras-Lazaris

Chapter Council Assistant Chair: Ondine Gage

Interest Group Assistant Chair: Nina Dellona

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant Chair: Jacqueline Vega Lopez

Chapter Coordinators

Bay Area Chapter Coordinator: Didem Ekici

Capital Area Chapter Coordinator: Elizabeth Dickie

Los Padres Chapter Coordinator: Randy Rightmire

Orange County Chapter Co-coordinators: Savyonne Steindler and Femia Scarfone

San Diego Chapter Coordinator: Ryane Willis

San Gabriel Valley Chapter Coordinator: Jim Hays

Inland Empire Chapter Coordinator: 

Saroyan Chapter Coordinator: 

Steinbeck Chapter Coordinator: 

Yosemite Chapter Coordinator: 

Interest Group Coordinators

More about Interest Groups

CIRT-IG Coordinator: Margi Wald

CIRT-IG Co-Assistant Coordinators: Nicole Brun-Mercer and Lily Lewis

CSU-IG Coordinator: Bahiyyih Hardacre

CSU-IG Assistant Coordinator: Jaydene Elvin

ELLE-IG Coordinator:

ELLE-IG Assistant Coordinator: Sylvia Henel

IC-IG Coordinator: Autumn Witt

IC-IG Assistant Coordinator: 

LGBTQ+-IG Coordinator: Dyan Collings Ralph

LGBTQ+-IG Assistant Coordinator: Erin Peter Kourelis

MW-IG Coordinator: Marely Cervantes

MW-IG Co-Assistant Coordinators: Marci Gomez-Lee and Cheryl Bucholtz-Magallon

NNLEI-IG Coordinator: Vanessa Quezada

NNLEI-IG Assistant Coordinator: Virginia Gallardo

OT-IG Coordinator: Katrina Tamura

OT-IG Assistant Coordinator: Kristi Reyes

PTE-IG Coordinator:

PTE-IG Assistant Coordinator:

RC-IG Co-Coordinators: Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

RW-IG Coordinator: Sonia Estima

RW-IG Assistant Coordinator: Kara Mac Donald

TELL-IG Coordinator: Cara Lazarus

TELL-IG Assistant Coordinator: Kristi Reyes

TEW-IG Coordinator: Chantal Pons

TEW-IG Assistant Coordinator: 

TOP-IG Co-Coordinators: Marsha Chan and Randy Rightmire

TOP-IG Assistant Coordinator: Patryk Mrozek

USC-IG Coordinator: Nancy Kwang Johnson

USC-IG Co-Assistant Coordinators: Holly Yi Gao and Jacqueline Vega Lopez

Publication Editors

CATESOL Blog Editor: Michelle Skowbo

CATESOL Journal Co-Editors: Robert Kohls and Rebekah Taveau

CATESOL Newsletter Editor: Kara Mac Donald

CATESOL Update Editor: Monica Rosso Tabrizi

CATESOL Web Manager: Marsha Chan

Liaisons

California Council for Adult Educators (CCAE) Liaison: Anthony Burik

California Teachers Association (CTA) Liaison: Chastity Garcia

Californians Together (CalTog) Co-liaisons: Judy O'Loughlin and Kristi Ward

CATESOL Education Foundation Liaison: Susan Gaer

CATESOL LA Regional Liaison: 

CATESOL Northern Regional Liaison: Kara Mac Donald

TESOL Affiliate Representative: Susan Gaer

Additional Leadership Roles

Advocacy and Policy Advisor: Judy O'Loughlin

Event Registrar: Marsha Chan

Graduate Student Representative: Agnes (Ruoyu) Fu

Historian: John Liang

Jobs Board Coordinator: Alisa Takeuchi

Outreach Coordinator: Anthony Burik

Professional Development Coordinator: Marsha Chan

Social Media Coordinator: Nancy Kwang Johnson

YouTube Coordinator: Kerry Fogarty

2022 Spring Virtual Conference Co-Chairs:

2022 Annual Conference Co-Chairs: Nirmla Flores and Bentley Cavazzi