Program Administration

Statement of Purpose

TESOL's Program Administration Interest Section (PAIS) addresses the special needs of ESOL program administrators at all levels and in all fields. PAIS supports professional and ethical administration in English language programs regardless of type, setting, geographical location, or size. 


  • Recognize the unique role program administrators can play in fostering professionalism
  • Ensure that ESL/EFL programs are effective in meeting institutional and student needs
  • Strengthen managerial and leadership skills
  • Provide a forum for information exchange

Leaders, 2016-2017

Chair: Angela Dornbusch and Linda Wesley
Co-Chair Elects: Sandra Tompson Issa and Elizabeth Gould
Past Chair: Beverley Earles
Member-at-Large: Lara Ravitch
Newsletter Editors:
Hannaliisa Savolainen and Jackie ​Record
Community Manager: Misty Popovich