GATESOL in the Community

Past President, Dr. Jeff Terrell Celebrated for a Career Passionately Devoted to TESOL 

Dr. Terrell has served on the Executive Board of GATESOL for 9 of the past 10 years in the roles of Member-at-Large, 2nd Vice-President, 1st Vice President, President, and Past President. He took one year off after his year of service as Past President but was quickly recruited to come back on board to fill a vacant Member-At-Large position. He has made more than 12 presentations at state and regional conferences, including GATESOL, the KSU ESOL Conference, and the SETESOL Conference. He presented at the first-ever Virtual GATESOL Conference on October 29 on “Integrating Phonics and Phonemic Awareness for Upper Elementary Grades.”

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See our 2020 Georgia TESOL Teacher of the Year, Claudia Martinez, in local WTOC news

TEDxGeorgiaStateU is an independently organized TEDx event hosted on the campus of Georgia State University. The theme of the event was A Brave New World and they invited Ethan Trinh, 2017-2019 GATESOL Executive Board Member, as one of the invited speakers!


Dr. Cherrilynn Woods Washington (Region 4), 2016-2017 President of GATESOL, is WIDA's "Featured Educator" for November 2016!

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Greg Wickersham (Region 4), 2015-2017 Treasurer for GATESOL, supported a former student, and WABE 90.1, featured his struggle: "8 Months In Immigration Detention: A DeKalb Teen’s Story."   

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Kendra M. Castelow (Region 8), 2016-2017 1st Vice-President of GATESOL and Conference Chair for the 2017 GATESOL Annual
and Regional Liaison for
Regions 8, 9, & 12, welcomed a visit from Congressman Austin Scott.  Kendra was K-12 Delegate to attend the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit.  (Click HERE to read about GATESOL's experiences.)  As Congressman Scott's constituent, she invited him to visit her ESOL students.  Read the following excerpt from Congressman Scott's e-newsletter:


Out and About in the Eighth Congressional District:

Last week, I was able to travel around South and Middle Georgia to meet with constituents in my district offices, as well as visit businesses around the Eighth Congressional District.

On Wednesday, I stopped by Miller Elementary in Warner Robins to meet with Principal Elizabeth Johnson and the ESOL Teacher at the school, Kendra Castelow. My mom taught ESOL in Tifton, so I know the important work they do.  It is our teachers and local school administrators who best know the needs of their students, and I'm grateful for teachers and principals, like those at Miller Elementary, who are making a difference in the lives of their students.


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