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 Summer 2017.

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 (2022-2023)

Position  Name  Affiliation

President - 1 year

Melissa Hauke

Fairfax County Public Schools

Vice President - 1yr transition to President

Max Rhinehart

American University

Vice President - 2 years


Treasurer - 2 years

Rebecca Mercado (1st year)
King Saud University

Recording Secretary - 2 years

Connie Patsalos (2nd year)

District of Columbia Public Schools

Membership Secretary - 2 years


Members At Large (2022-2023)

Position  Name  Affiliation
Past President - 1 year

Krisztina Domjan

American University

 Communications Chair - 2 years

Tabitha Kidwell (1st year)
 American University
Professional Development - 2 years

Mayonne Granzo (2nd year)

Kellie Corbett (1st year)

Georgetown University, Holyoke Community College

The Family Place, PCS

Newsletter Editors - 2 years

Marina Dewees (2nd year)

Kathleen Kearney (2nd year)

Fairfax County Public Schools

Georgetown University     

Advocacy Chair - 2 years

Heather Mehrtens (2nd year)

Louise Godley (1st year)

 Maryland English Institute

K12 SIG Chair - 2 years

Maria E. Silva (1st year)

M.J. Park (1st year)

District of Columbia Public Schools

Montgomery College

Higher Ed SIG Chair - 2 years

John Simpson (2nd year)


Legacy International

Adult Ed SIG Chair - 2 years

Vivian Njosa (2nd year)

Darlene Fahrenkrug (1st year)

Montgomery College

Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)

NNEST Caucus Liaison - 2 years



To express interest in any of the vacant positions, contact

2023 Fall Conference Sponsors

Contact for WATESOL sponsorship opportunities.


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