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, 2017-2018

Cochairs: Sandra Tompson Issa and Elizabeth Gould
Cochair Elects: Tom Tasker and Alicia Going
Past Cochairs: Angela Dornbusch and Linda Wesley
Member-at-Large: Angela Dornbusch
Newsletter Editors:
​Lara Ravitch and Linda Wesley
Community Manager: Linh Phung