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TESOL Office & Staff Directory

The ​TESOL International Association office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm ET, except major U.S. holidays. To contact individual staff members, please see the TESOL Staff Directory below. 

To contact TESOL Board Members, please visit the TESOL Board Members page.

For more information about TESOL International Association, please visit the About TESOL page.

TESOL Office Information

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Mailing Address

1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 550
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-6820 USA


Main:  +1 703.836.0774
Fax: +1 703.836.7864 or 6447
Customer service, including membership and publications (Toll Free in U.S.): 888.891.0041     
Outside the US: +1 240.646.7037


General information:
Customer service:

International Visitors ​​at the TESOL Office

TESOL welcomes visits by international groups to its office in Alexandria, Virginia. For more information, please visit the International Visitors Information page.


The office is located in the Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia, and is easily accessible from major highways and public transportation.

Staff Directory

To reach a staff member by telephone, dial the main phone line, +1 703.836.0774 or direct dial 703.518.2XXX where XXX is the staff person's 3-digit extension. Each extension includes a voicemail box. 

To reach staff via email, click on the staff member's name in the directory below.

Executive Office

Christopher Powers
Executive Director
Rita Buckner
Executive Assistant
Rodney Brown
Office Services Administrator

Conference Services

Lisa Dyson, CMP
Director of Conference Services
Srisucha McCabe
​Conference Services Manager 
Rodney Brown
Conference Services Coordinator
Rikka Batulan
Conference Services Coordinator
Convention Services
Convention Exhibits
Job MarketPlace, Recruiter Info

Finance & Administration

Jim Trope
Director of Finance
Pat Harris  
Sr. Accountant


Membership & Strategic Communications

Valerie Novick
Senior Membership Manager
Gwynn Mason
Senior Marketing Manager
David Cutler, MPS
Policy & Communications Manager
Nancy Flores
Membership Coordinator

Alana Natke
Marketing Coordinator
Advocacy Issues
Communities of Practice  
Awards Program  
General Information  
Membership Services  
Career Development  
TESOL Connections
Press Inquiries
For Advertisers

Professional Learning & Research

Heidi Faust
Director of Professional Learning & Research 
John Mark King
Project Manager
​Elizabeth Adler
Professional Learning Manager

Professional Learning
TESOL Resource Center
TESOL Core Certificate Program
TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner  
TESOL Standards   

Publishing & Product Development

Myrna Jacobs, CAE
Director of Publishing and Product Development
Kari Dalton
Publishing Assistant
Publication Orders
TESOL Connections
TESOL Quarterly
TESOL Journal

Directions to the TESOL ​International Association Office

TESOL's office is located minutes from DC's Reagan National Airport and Capitol Hill. It is also a 10-minute walk from the King Street–Old Town Metro Station.

Driving from Reagan National Airport

  • Take the George Washington Parkway south toward Alexandria
  • As you enter Alexandria, the parkway becomes North Washington Street. (After crossing King Street, North Washington Street becomes South Washington Street)
  • After crossing King Street, follow South Washington Street for 2 blocks
  • Turn right on Duke Street. Go 0.8 miles
  • Turn left on John Carlyle Street. Follow John Carlyle Street through one roundabout (circle)
  • Turn right on Ballenger Avenue 
TESOL's office is located in the red brick building on the right side of the street. TESOL is in Suite 550 on the fifth floor, accessible from the lobby entrance on Ballenger Avenue.

Parking: The parking garage for the building is also on the right, immediately past a storefront with an orange awning. Guest parking is available for a fee. Take the office elevator to the 5th floor. There is very limited metered street parking in the area.

Using the Metro

Take the blue or yellow metro line to the King Street–Old Town Metro Station. The TESOL office is located approximately half a mile from the station, which is about a 10-minute walk. Taxis are also readily available.
  • After exiting the King Street–Old Town metro station, take an immediate right and walk along the sidewalk to the pedestrian tunnel under Duke Street. The tunnel exits on Dulany Street.
  • Continue on Dulany Street for two blocks.
  • Turn left on Ballenger Avenue.
  • Pass the parking garage on your left and enter at 1925 Ballenger Avenue main lobby.
  • Take the office elevator to 5th floor. The TESOL office is to your left, in Suite 550.