Chapter Officers

The Bay Area Chapter of CATESOL provides professional development for current Bay Area teachers, as well as students who hope to enter the field. CATESOL members who are interested in becoming involved with the organization are encouraged to attend our Board meetings and join the Board in some capacity. Please contact the Board members via the Chapter email at if you have any questions.

The following job descriptions illustrate the primary duties of each Chapter Board position. The Chapter officers – Coordinator, Coordinator-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary – are elected annually for one-year terms. The Level Representatives and other positions the Chapter creates are appointed at Chapter meetings.



  • Direct and oversee the activities of the Chapter
  • Facilitate the planning for and execution of at least two Chapter membership events in a 12-month period
  • Set the agendas for Chapter meetings and chair Chapter meetings
  • Establish procedures for the nomination and election of Chapter officers
  • Attend CATESOL Board meetings and other events as needed


  • Assist and support the Coordinator
  • Learn the duties of the Coordinator in order to successfully take over and serve as Coordinator


  • Manage all financial-related activity related to Chapter events
  • Pay bills and reimbursements and make deposits into the Chapter’s financial account
  • Monitor Chapter income, expenses, and the status of the Chapter’s financial account
  • Prepare any financial reports as needed for the Chapter and/or CATESOL


  • Record and distribute Chapter meeting minutes
  • Manage communication with Chapter members (e.g., meeting and event notices, Google Group posts)

Level Representative

  • Work on matters that serve the needs and interests of Chapter members at that level


Coordinator: Glen Ryan Alejandro

Coordinator-Elect: Didem Ekici

Treasurer: Chitkamon (Koi) Tungkaburana

Secretary: vacant


K-12 Representative: None.

Adult Ed. Representative:

Community College Representative:

College/University Representative:

IEP Representative:

Website Manager:

Past Coordinators: Jenny Lemper, Ava Fruin, Brad Washington, Brett Yokom, Anthony Burik, Jessica Craig-Huynh, Debra Reeves-Gutierrez, Judy O’Loughlin, Carmen Roman-Murray, Tammy Wik