About the Chapter


The CATESOL Bay Area Chapter’s mission is to promote excellence in education for English language learners and a high quality professional environment for their teachers. The CATESOL Bay Area Chapter represents teachers of English language learners in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties, at all levels and in all learning environments. We strive to:

  • improve teacher preparation and provide opportunities which further professional expertise
  • increase awareness of the strengths and needs of English language learners
  • promote appreciation of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


We sponsor several networking and educational opportunities for Bay Area ESL teachers each year.

We depend on the ideas and energy of CATESOL members like you. If you have time to volunteer for your chapter, please contact the Chapter Coordinator, Tammy Wik, at catesolbayarea@gmail.com for more information.

To be added to our email mailing list for event notifications, please visit our Mailing list – how to join page for more information.


Join CATESOL or renew your membership at www.catesol.org/membership.php


The Bay Area Chapter meets in person and remotely. We are happy to have anyone from the Bay Area Chapter join our open in-person meetings. Check our Google Calendar for our upcoming meetings.

If you are interested in being a board member of the chapter, keep an eye on your inbox around April or May.  Board nominations and elections occur once a year and the new board takes over on July 1.

Bay Area Chapter CATESOL board members must be an active member of CATESOL. We welcome everyone with an interest in helping our local community of TESOL teachers!

Welcome our 2019-2020 CATESOL Bay Area Chapter Board Members!


Coordinator: Tammy Wik (3rd from left)
Coordinator-Elect: Glen Ryan Alejandro (right)
Treasurer: Vivi Sousa (left)
Secretary: Nora Mitchell (2nd from left)