Board Members - 2019-2020

Kevin J. Martin


Kevin is the Dean of the School of Language studies at Fairfax University of America (FXUA). He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University, an MS in Linguistics from Georgetown University, and a BA and BS from the University of Dayton. He currently focuses on assessment and evaluation, teaching methods, and program administration courses in FXUA's MA in TESOL and MS in Applied Linguistics programs, housed in the School of Education. He has taught adult ESL in the DC-area, and also taught English in France to primary and middle school students. Fairfax University of America, School of Language Studies

Betsy Lindeman Wong

Past President

Betsy Lindeman Wong is a technical writer with Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc. She has worked in ESL as a program coordinator and instructor for Nova's American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) and as a teacher trainer for Nova’s TESOL certificate program. The author of Chapter 7 in Preparing Adult English Learners to Write for College and the Workplace (University of Michigan Press, 2019), she has written e-learning materials for Burlington English and co-authored a multimedia textbook and teacher’s guide for Pearson Longman. She holds an MA in ESL (Hamline University) and an MA in French and TESOL certificate (American University).

Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc.

Jessie Ebersole

Vice President

Jessie is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Washington English Center, where she organizes trainings for volunteer teachers of adult immigrants, and selects and develops curriculum and materials. She has previously taught international students in American University’s Extended Accelerator Program, and done volunteer work with adult learners with beginning English skills. Jessie holds an MA in TESOL from American University, and a B.A. in International Development from Middlebury College. 
Washington English Center

Megan Fullarton

Vice President

Megan Fullarton works with graduate students as a Student Services Advisor in the International Accelerator Program at American University. She has a Master of Arts in TESOL from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill American University. Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, Megan has studied Italian, French, Mandarin, Classic Hebrew, Spanish, and Latin. Her professional interests include corpus linguistics, written pragmatics, academic writing, and Task-Based Language Teaching. In her free time, Megan enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with her two cats, Charlie and Georgie.

American University

Christopher Scott


Chris currently works in accounting at Consilio. He previously worked in international education and nonprofit operations at the Institute of International Education, the Sunlight Foundation, and the Kuwait-America Foundation.

Raffa, PC

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Kate Bain

Recording Secretary

Kate taught and mentored in Baltimore City Public Schools for ten years before being an English Language Fellow in Colombia for two years. After a couple years as faculty and then staff at Georgetown University, she started in late 2016 as part of the social media and domestic outreach team at DoS in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

U.S. Department of State - Office of English Language Programs

Allison Crolla

Recording Secretary

As a graduate of American University's (AU) MA TESOL program, Allison Crolla has taught academic English courses at AU, the Community College of Baltimore County, and an EFL language institute. She has also recently accepted a position as an ESOL Instructor at a Virginia high school for beginning-level ELLs. While teaching English, her courses have focused on topics such as Communications, DC culture, the culture of U.S., higher education, and American television. Previously, Allison has also supported faculty and ELs as an administrative assistant for a language program. In this role, she managed the program's social media accounts, created and executed email campaigns, and designed monthly e-newsletters. Allison is happy to join the WATESOL Team! Annandale High School

Adam McConnell

Membership Secretary 

Adam McConnell is the Director of the English Division at the International Center for Language Studies in Washington, DC and a TESOL instructor at Northern Virginia Community College’s American Culture and Language Institute. Adam earned his MA in Applied Linguistics from Texas A&M Commerce and his BA in German from the University of Virginia. He has taught in the DC area for over ten years and has lived and worked in Austria. Adam specializes in teacher training, administration of language programs, curriculum development, distance learning, and technology in the classroom. His experience includes designing language-learning programs for the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.

International Center for Language Studies


Northern Virginia Community College

Stephanie Gallop 

Communications Chair

Stephanie Gallop is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University’s English Language Center. She earned her MEd in TESL from the University of North Florida, where she also began teaching in 2009. When not grading, she enjoys biking all around DC and relaxing with her two cats.

Georgetown University

Krisztina Domjan

Professional Development Chair

Krisztina is a progressive and compassionate educator with experience in a range of educational settings: higher, adult, and secondary education. She has taught English Composition, Developmental English, EAP, ESL/EAL, ESOL and EFL courses in Hungary, in England and in the USA. She is an advocate of lifelong learning, professional development, innovative teaching practices, continuous fieldwork and qualitative research in education. Her assignments, her grading rubrics and methods are in constant modification thanks to all the information she finds. She creates extra opportunities for students to improve their skills and abilities via instructional videos explaining certain concepts on her YouTube channel, and via frequent posts on her TESOL blog to provide further guidance, also; this is where she shares innovative and stimulating ideas and professional development resources with colleagues and friends.

American University

Tabitha Kidwell

PD Co-Chair 

Tabitha Kidwell is a faculty member in the TESOL program at American University.  She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Language Education from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her research interests focus on language teacher education, particularly how language teachers are prepared to teach about culture.  She has taught French, Spanish, and English to students ranging from pre-schoolers to adults, and has conducted professional development for language teachers in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the United States. Dr. Kidwell is incoming co-chair of the Standards Professional Council for TESOL international, and is a frequent presenter at regional and international TESOL conferences.
American University

Glen Habbershaw

PD Co-Chair 

Glen Habbershaw holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Oklahoma City University. He earned his CELTA from Cambridge University at the Berlin School of English in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Oklahoma City University. Furthermore, Glen earned a certificate of advanced level of French while studying at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Also, he spent time studying Spanish at Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericana in Rosario, Argentina. Glen taught English for three years and French for two years in Japan while on the JET Programme. He has been an instructor of adult students in various institutes and universities in the United States, and has several years of teaching experience in middle school. He is member of the Washington, DC Area Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Association (WATESOL) and TESOL International Association.

Fairfax University of America

Kelly Hill Zirker 

Newsletter Co-Editor

Kelly Hill-Zirker is a freelance curriculum developer and English Language Specialist for the US Department of State. After receiving an MA in Applied Linguistics, she taught at several different community and university ESL programs. She believes in providing students with creative but practical opportunities to use language and technology to collaborate and develop critical thinking skills. Kelly is particularly interested in promoting language education to disadvantaged populations around the world. She currently lives in Brazil and loves exploring Brazilian culture and travel destinations.

U.S. Department of State

Heather Gregg Zitlau 

Newsletter Co-Editor

Heather Gregg Zitlau is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the English Language Center at Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of academic and business English courses.

Georgetown University 

Polina Vinogradova

Advocacy Chair

Dr. Vinogradova is interested in the use of digital technology, specifically digital stories, in language education and in postmethod pedagogy and advocacy in language teacher development. Her recent research focuses on the role of a pedagogy of multiliteracies and postmethod in student and teacher empowerment. She has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign and second language, teacher training, and curriculum and project development in higher education. Dr. Vinogradova holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has MA degrees in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa and in Intercultural Communication from UMBC.
American University TESOL Program

Becky Miskell


Becky Miskell is an Itinerant ESL teacher in DCPS, where she teaches content-based ESL to secondary English learners in middle school, high school and alternative settings. 


Louise Elizabeth Godley

Higher Ed SIG

Louise is a lecturer in the Intensive English Program at the Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland. Before moving to UMD, Louise taught in the English language and Training Academy at American University, and worked as Coordinator of Volunteers at Washington English Center. Louise has an MA in TESOL from American University, and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Winchester in the UK. Louise is a native speaker of British English, and is a fluent speaker of Australian English. However, she can just about function linguistically in the US. She lives with her partner and their two cats, Claude and Augustus.

Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland

Jennifer Campion

Adult Ed SIG

Jennifer Campion began teaching English with the Peace Corps in Morocco where she taught EFL for three years. She has worked as adjunct faculty in the part-time and IEP non-credit programs as well as the credit ESL program at Northern Virginia Community College since 2003. She also served as the English language instructor with the Panama Bilingüe program at American University in DC from 2018 to 2019. Jennifer is now a Master Trainer and the Customer Support Manager for English Language Training Solutions. She has a B.A. in French from Lynchburg College and an M.A. in TESOL from American University.

 NOVA Annandale

Philippa Kirby

Adult Ed SIG

Philippa Kirby has been Adjunct Faculty at Northern Virginia Community College for twelve years. During that time, she has taught at multiple levels, from entry to college. Her classes have covered traditional topics such as Reading and Writing and Speaking and Listening, and more creative subjects like English through Film. Her students have ranged from international students to immigrants and retirees. Prior to NOVA, she taught ESL to adults living in a family shelter in Fairfax County, and was a volunteer at REEP in Arlington. Most of Philippa’s precollege education took place outside of the U.S. She received a BA in English from Colby College, and an MA TESOL from American University in 2010.
 NOVA Annandale

Eda Aladagil Yoon

NNEST Caucus Liaison

Born and raised in Turkey, Eda immigrated to the U.S.A. in late 2012. Within a couple of years of moving to the country, she started her MA degree in TESOL at American University, D.C. Upon graduation, she worked as an adjunct faculty both in the English Language and Training Academy at AU and in the Adult ESOL and Grant Program at Montgomery Community College, where she helped develop the Curriculum Framework for the program. She is currently a full-time lecturer at the Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland.

Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland

Albert VanLanduyt


Albert VanLanduyt has been an instructor of English for approximately 20 years, 8 of which were spent in Korea. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics, TESL Certificate, and a BA in English Literature from George Mason University.  During the 2019 WATESOL Conference, he presented on the role of information literacy and reading skills in class discussions. While he currently teaches in both the ELTA program at American University and the APPE program at Montgomery College, he has also held positions at Miskolc University, Hong-Ik University, and NVCC Annandale.

American University


Montgomery College

Heather TH headshot.jpeg Heather Tatton-Harris

Heather is the Curriculum & Assessment Manager at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.  She earned her MA in TESOL and EdM in Applied Linguistics with a focus on pragmatics and classroom discourse at Teachers College, Columbia University.   She is passionate about connecting research to practice.
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

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