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TESOL Begins Search for Next Executive Director

by David Cutler | 06/02/2021
TESOL International Association (TESOL) is pleased to announce its search for the association’s next Executive Director. As a dynamic, growing, and global membership group of professional educators in the field of English language teaching, TESOL seeks a strategic, forward-thinking leader with proven financial skills and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To lead the search and hiring process, the TESOL Board of Directors has appointed the following members to the TESOL Executive Director Search Committee:

• Mark Algren, former Executive Director of the Center for English Language Learning, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, and TESOL President (2009-2010) (Chair)   

• Deborah Short, Director, Academic Language Research & Training, LLC, Arlington, Virginia, USA, and TESOL Past President (2021-2022)

• Debra Suarez, current Board Member (2019-2022), Washington, District of Columbia, USA

• Ali Fuad Selvi, Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey, and TESOL member

• Mary Romney, ESOL Instructor, Willimantic, Connecticut, USA, and TESOL Diverse Voices Task Force member (2019-2021) and former TESOL Board member (1999-2002)

• Richard Yep, CEO, American Counseling Association, Alexandria, Virginia, USA 

• Marty Abbott, Former Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Alexandria, Virginia, USA 

The search committee will review all applications, conduct interviews, and present candidates for final consideration to the TESOL Board of Directors. 

Interested applicants can review the Executive Director’s full job description here. Completed applications must be submitted to no later than 11:59 pm ET on 15 July 2021.