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We are pleased to introduce the 2017-2018 cohort of Alumni Ambassadors. Members of the English Language Program Alumni Ambassador Program participate in TESOL events, share resources on the Community of Practice, have access to exclusive resources, and share their fellowship experience in a variety of exciting ways. These are the twelve new members representing the 2017-2018 year.


Fellowship Country

Current Employment

Erika Weber

Mexico, 2015-2016

Sheltered ESL Science Class in Middle school at Esperanza Academy Charter School

Kimberly Thomas

Malawi, 2008-2009

Adjunct Instructor in the Department of English and program coordinator of TRIO/Upward Bound at Technical College

Maggie Espino

Bangladesh, 2014-2015

English Language Instructor and course coordinator at George Mason University

Andy Noonan

Taiwan, 2010-2011; Russia, 2011-2013

World Learning, Education Program Specialist

Caralyn Bushey

Russia, 2005-2006

ESL teacher in UMD IEP

Carol Foye Wallin

Israel, 2007-2008

ESOL Specialist in public school

David Murphy

Mexico, 2012-2013

Bilingual Education Program Supervisor at the Office of the Superientendent of Public Instruction

Bradley Tipika

Indonesia, 2003-2005; Malaysia, 2005-2006

Executive Director at Sejong Academy

Alexandra Slayton

Thailand, 2014-2015

ESL Instructor at Cushing Academy

Abigail Williamson

Paraguay, 2013-2014

ELL Instructional Coach with Salem Public Schools

Frances LeGrand

Turkey, 2009-2010

Coordinator and Instructor at the IEP at the University of Houston-Downtown

Cerise Santoro

Philippines, 2015-2016

Full time ESL teacher. Cal Poly English Language Institute, College of the Extended University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomon

Each Alumni Ambassador is featured in an alumni impact story, which celebrates the highlights of their fellowship, as well as ways in which their fellowships helped them grow both professionally and personally. Alumni impact stories are published monthly, and you can read them here.

For more information about the Alumni Ambassador Program, please click here.

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