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Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (GATESOL) refers to the Georgia Affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. and is a registered non-profit organization in existence since the early 1980s.

  • To encourage professional development, participation and leadership within the state of Georgia.
  • To provide opportunity for study and research.
  • To work cooperatively toward the improvement of instruction in all programs which seek to provide students with an opportunity to acquire English language skills and proficiency.
  • To promote an understanding of the cultures of non-native speakers of English.

GATESOL Brochure 


About our Executive Board

The GATESOL Executive Board is comprised of 6 officers: President, Immediate Past President, 1st Vice President/Conference Chair, 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair, Treasurer, & Secretary.  GATESOL has 8 Members-at-Large.








About our Membership 

Our Membership is as diverse as the multilingual and multicultural populations we embrace.  Each year births new faces from old and new places, yet familiar faces protect our roots in advocacy and nurture the network of educators from all walks of life. Membership is open to all who support the mission of GATESOL.  We have 1 year, 5 years, and student memberships available. 





About Our Regional Liaisons 

The President of GATESOL appoints 9 Regional Liaisons to serve the counties in Georgia according to the regions as designated by the Georgia Department of Education. 




About Our Publications 

Georgia TESOL regularly publishes a peer-reviewed journal, GATESOL in Action, and a quarterly newsletter. These publications are available to current members and/or those registered through the journal website.



About Our Interest Sections 

GATESOL's Interest Sections offer members a supportive community of practice where they can share insights or solicit guidance on professional issues.  GATESOL members can join one or more Interest Sections based on areas of professional interest.








About Our Grants & Awards


GATESOL Grants & Awards provide a total of nearly $12,000 each year for projects, professional development, & research.  With the exception of the Community Support Grant, all grants & awards are exclusively for Members of GATESOL.


About Our Annual Conferences 

GATESOL's Annual Conferences are traditionally held in October, 2 years in Atlanta and 1 year in another city in the State of Georgia at the Conference Chair's choosing.  With an increasing number of attendees, GATESOL's Annual Conferences welcome participants from various academic and professional organizations.  Keynote Speakers, Featured Speakers, and Exhibitors collaborate with GATESOL to bring the best in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  Potential attendees and Exhibitors register online via the GATESOL website, and Sponsorships and donations are accepted.


Press Releases

We appreciate the recognition that highlights the efforts of our GATESOL leaders, advocates, & educators.  Please visit the links below to view samples of that recognition.

Cherrilynn Woods Washington-November 2016 WIDA Featured Educator


Greg Wickersham and 8 Months In Immigration Detention: A DeKalb Teen’s Story


Kendra M. Castelow welcomes Congressman Austin Scott to meet her ESOL students at Miller Elementary in Houston County

Kendra M. Castelow, K-12 Delegate for 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit (Click HERE for more information) and welcome from Congressman Austin Scott

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.

Kendra M. Castelow and Houston County Board of Education Press Release October 17, 2013 (Release #2013/14-101)                                                                 






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