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Board of Directors

TESOL is governed by an elected board of directors. The TESOL executive director serves as an ex-officio member of the board. All TESOL members in good standing are eligible to vote in the annual board of director's election.

The board meets frequently, face-to-face and/or virtually, to review progress on the association's strategic plan, discuss the budget, and conduct other association business.

If you would like to serve on the TESOL Board of Directors, please visit the Serve as an Elected Leader webpage or contact the TESOL staff office.

 2021–2022 Officers/Executive Committee

Gabriela Kleckova
University of West Bohemia
Plzen, Czech Republic
Term: 2020–2023

Joyce Kling
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Term: 2021–2024

Deborah Short 
Past President
Academic Language Research & Training, LLC
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Term: 2019–2022

Amber Kelleher, MBA, CAE
Amber Crowell Kelleher
Executive Director 
TESOL Staff Office
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

2021–2022 Directors

Okon Effiong
Qatar University
Doha Qatar
Term: 2020–2023 

Ayanna Cooper
A. Cooper Consulting           
Dallas, Georgia USA
Term: 2020–2023

Grazzia Mendoza Chirinos

USAID Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Term: 2019–2022

Justin Shewell
Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona USA
Term: 2019–2022

Debra Suarez
U.S. Federal Government
Washington, District of Columbia USA
Term: 2019–2022

Tamara Jones (2)
Tamara Jones
Howard Community College
Columbia, Maryland, USA
Term: 2021-2024

Graciela Martin
Graciela Martin
Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Term: 2021-2024

Mawa Samb
Minestere Education Bureau D'Anglais
Dakar, Senegal
Term: 2021-2024