Board Members - 2020-2021


Jessie Ebersole

President

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Jessie is the Director of Academic Programs at Washington English Center, where she leads and organizes training for volunteer teachers of adult immigrants, and selects and develops curriculum and materials. She also is an adjunct instructor at Northern Virginia Community College, where she trains teachers in the TESOL Program. Her previous experience includes teaching international students in American University’s English Language Training Academy, and working as a draft writer for Intercambio’s textbook series Confidence and Connections. Jessie holds an MA in TESOL from American University. Washington English Center

Kevin J. Martin

Past President

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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

Megan Fullarton

Vice President

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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

Greer Mancuso

Vice President

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Greer Mancuso teaches ESOL in Virginia public schools.  She has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school level.  She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in the area of English as a New Language.  She currently is a reviewer for NBCT candidates and has been an instructor for NBCT cohorts. She has taught courses at George Mason University (GMU) as an adjunct instructor.  She is currently a doctoral candidate at GMU.  Her primary research interests focus on English Learners (ELs) who have experienced interrupted schooling.  She recently led a collaborative action research study with K-12 teachers across the country to explore what knowledge, skills, dispositions, and instructional strategies teachers need to support ELs with interrupted schooling.  Virginia Public Schools

Christopher Scott

Treasurer  

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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.

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Allison Crolla

Recording Secretary

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As a graduate of American University's (AU) MA TESOL program, Allison Crolla is currently an ESOL Instructor with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). She mainly works with entering and emerging English-speakers in language and content courses at a high school level. Allison has also taught academic English courses at AU, the Community College of Baltimore County, and an EFL language institute. While teaching English, her courses have focused on topics such as Communications, DC and U.S. culture, higher education, and American television. Allison is excited for another year with WATESOL! Annandale High School

Adam McConnell

Membership Secretary

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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.

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Northern Virginia Community College



Tabitha Kidwell

PD Co-Chair

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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

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Glen 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 Latinoamericano in Rosario, Argentina. While in Sendai, Japan on the JET Programme, Glen taught English and French. 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 an active  member of the Washington, DC Area Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Association (WATESOL) and TESOL International Association.

Fairfax University of America

Heather Gregg Zitlau 

Newsletter Co-Editor  

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Although Heather Gregg Zitlau currently spends the bulk of her days caring for her young daughter, she keeps her professional skills up to date by teaching online courses for Diplomatic Language Services, tutoring graduate students in the Writing Lab at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, and rating standardized English proficiency tests. She has two decades of teaching experience in a variety of contexts; most recently, she taught academic and business English courses for seven years as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the English Language Center at Georgetown University. She holds an MA in ESL from the University of Minnesota.

Georgetown University 

Liz Pandya

K-12 SIG

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Liz is a Professional Learning Specialist for insight2execution and M.Ed candidate for TESOL at UMD. She is a graduate board representative for the MD TESOL Board and the K-12 representative for the WATESOL board. As a Microsoft Trainer and former volunteer at the Washington English Center, she has diverse experience with technology integration for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
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Krisztina Domjan

Higher Ed SIG

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Krisztina is a progressive and compassionate educator with experience in a range of educational settings: higher, adult, and secondary education of civilian and military learners. She has taught Intercultural Studies, Research Writing, Composition and Discussion courses in Hungary, in England, in Germany (military base) and in the USA. She is an advocate of lifelong learning, professional development, innovative teaching practices, continuous fieldwork and qualitative research in education for the enhancement of the learning experience, inclusion and student retention. She shares innovative and stimulating ideas and professional development resources with colleagues and in professional learning circles. She has experience teaching in-person and online courses.

American University


Jennifer Campion

Adult Ed SIG

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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

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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

Albert VanLanduyt

Webmaster

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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

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Montgomery College

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Archivist
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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.
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