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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 2022 TESOL Election Slate is now available. The voting period will be from 29 October 2021 to 19 November 2021. Please direct questions to Rita Buckner (+1 703.518.2507)

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

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

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

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


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Rosa Aronson
Interim Executive Director 
TESOL Staff Office
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

2021–2022 Directors

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Okon Effiong
Qatar University
Doha Qatar
Term: 2020–2023 

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

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Grazzia Mendoza Chirinos

USAID Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Term: 2019–2022

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

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

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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

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