The information in this section offers all WATESOL members the chance to understand and participate actively in the governance and mission of the association.

The WATESOL Revised Constitution was approved by membership vote in October 2015.

WATESOL is governed through Executive Board. The executive board meets 5 times a year and is responsible for upholding the tenets presented in the WATESOL Constitution, the requirements stated by TESOL for being a TESOL affiliate while also abiding by the best practices established for  501c3 organizations. 

Each board member has a role description.

Executive Board Members (2016-2017)

Position  Name  Affiliation

President - 1 year

Heather Tatton-Harris  Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

Vice President - 1 year

Heather Weger (3rd year)
Rebecca Wilner (1st year)
Georgetown University
American University

Membership Secretary - 2 years

Connie Lee (1st year) International Center for Language Studies

Treasurer - 2 years

Jennifer L. Chavez (2nd year) Georgetown University

Recording Secretary - 2 years

Julie Lake (2nd year)
Kate Bain (1st year)
Georgetown University
Department of State

Members At Large (2016-2017)

Position  Name  Affiliation
Past President - 1 year
Sharla Rivera Georgetown University 
Professional Development - 2 years
Rebecca Sachs (2nd year) 
Mary Spanarkel (1st year)
Emily Vandermade (2nd year)
Virginia International University
Washington English Center
Advocacy Chair - 2 years
Joanna Duggen (2nd year)
Colleen Shaughnessy (1st year)
Center for Applied Linguistics
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Newsletter Editors - 2 years
Lindsey Crifasi (1st year)
Stephanie Gallop (2nd year)
Silvia Hildesheim (1st year)
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School 
Georgetown University 
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School      
Web & Social Media Manager - 2 years
Aimee Kelley (1st year)
Erica Sanchez (1st year)  
Briya Public Charter School
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

SIG Liaison - 2 years
Lucy Ruiz (2nd year)Montgomery College
K12 SIG Chair - 2 years
Emily Naber (1st year)DCPS - Raymond Educational Campus
Higher Ed SIG Chair - 2 years
Shereen Bhalla (1st year)Center for Applied Linguistics
Adult Ed SIG Chair - 2 years
Christyann Helm (2nd year)
Erin Ross (2nd year)
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
American University & Washington English Center
NNEST Caucus Liaison - 2 years
Sevtap Frantz (1st year)Prince George's Community College
Historian / Archivist - 2 yearsOpen 

Thank you to Outgoing Board Members

Bryan Woerner (Past President - Several years of service!)
Masha Vassilieva (Membership Secretary - 3 years)
Jennifer Estenos (K12 SIG - 1 year)
Michelle Chan (Higher Ed SIG - 1 year)
Kris Lowery (Higher Ed SIG - 1 year)

Updated 10/20/16 HTH

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