TESOL International Association has a dedicated staff of 21 professionals who work at the TESOL office in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The TESOL office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm ET, except major U.S. holidays. Visitors are welcome during regular business hours. To contact individual staff members, please see the TESOL staff directory below.
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TESOL Staff Office
Please contact the TESOL Help Desk
and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 550
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-6820 USA
Main: +1 703.836.0774
Fax: +1 703.836.7864 or 6447
Customer service, including membership and publications (Toll Free in U.S.): 888.891.0041
Outside the US: +1 240.646.7037
General information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer service: email@example.com
The office is located in the Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia, and is easily accessible from major highways and public transportation.
To reach a staff member by telephone, dial the main phone line, +1 703.836.0774 or direct dial 703.518.2XXX where XXX is the staff person's 3-digit extension. Each extension includes a voicemail box.
To reach staff via email, click on the staff member's name in the directory below.
The Executive Director's office manages the TESOL office and staff in Alexandria, VA. and provides support to the Board of Directors
|Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE |
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|Rita Gainer |
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|Rodney Brown |
Office Services Administrator
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Public Policy & Communications
Responsible for researching, monitoring, and analyzing policy and professional issues, and communicating and advocating TESOL's positions on policy and professional issues to internal and external audiences. This includes identifying and proposing strategies for establishing and advancing mission-related relationships with government agencies, the media, national associations, and other organizations. Areas of responsibility include advocacy and government relations, media outreach, and standards, association awards and grants, and relations with TESOL Affiliates.
Conference Services books appropriate facilities for all TESOL events and schedules sessions and manages the TESOL Annual Convention & English Language Expo. You may contact staff with any questions about future bookings, assistance in affiliate conventions, volunteering, or participating in future conventions.
TESOL Education Programs provides English language teaching professionals with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to enhance their expertise and practice. TESOL delivers this high quality professional development to members and nonmembers of the association through online and in-person courses, workshop, and presentations. Events are planned and designed with the support from TESOL’s Professional Development Committee (PDC), a group of experts in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages worldwide. The department’s goals include making available quality professional development and learning to English language teachers worldwide, providing a variety of digital and face-to-face professional development opportunities to meet the needs of an international audience, and supporting all professional learning with current publications and sound academic research.
Finance & Administration
We administer TESOL's budget, provide financial information to the board and membership, and process payments for membership, products, and events. You may contact us with concerns about payment processing or financial administration.
|Jim Trope |
Director of Finance
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|Pat Harris |
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Marketing & Member Services
The department oversees all marketing, membership, publishing, and IT services for TESOL. This includes submissions of all articles for TESOL journals and newsletters, publication of TESOL books, all content for the TESOL website, and TESOL external communications.
Directions to the TESOL Staff Office
TESOL's office is located minutes from DC's Reagan National Airport and Capitol Hill. It is also a 10-minute walk from the King Street–Old Town Metro Station.
Driving from Reagan National Airport
- Take the George Washington Parkway south toward Alexandria
- As you enter Alexandria, the parkway becomes North Washington Street. (After crossing King Street, North Washington Street becomes South Washington Street)
- After crossing King Street, follow South Washington Street for 2 blocks
- Turn right on Duke Street. Go 0.8 miles
- Turn left on John Carlyle Street. Follow John Carlyle Street through one roundabout (circle)
- Turn right on Ballenger Avenue
TESOL's office is located in the red brick building on the right side of the street. TESOL is in Suite 550 on the fifth floor, accessible from the lobby entrance on Ballenger Avenue.
Parking: The parking garage for the building is also on the right, immediately past a storefront with an orange awning. Guest parking is available for a fee. Take the office elavator to the 5th floor. There is very limited metered street parking in the area.
Using the Metro
Take the blue or yellow metro line to the King Street–Old Town Metro Station. The TESOL office is located approximately half a mile from the station, which is about a 10-minute walk. Taxis are also readily available.
- After exiting the King Street–Old Town metro station, take an immediate right and walk along the sidewalk to the pedestrian tunnel under Duke Street. The tunnel exits on Dulany Street.
- Continue on Dulany Street for two blocks.
- Turn left on Ballenger Avenue.
- Pass Robek's Yogurt shop on your left hand side and enter at 1925 Ballenger Avenue main lobby.
- Take the office elevator to 5th floor. The TESOL office is to your left, in Suite 550.