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Duties of Directors (as outlined in SSTESOL Constitution & By-Laws (ratified 5/15/2022):

§10 p.4: The six elected Directors shall serve as Regional Membership Development and Outreach Coordinators (MDOC) of SSTESOL Regions and as Chairperson on one of the standing committees. As MDOCs, duties and responsibilities include
● Organize, pilot, and manage MDOC initiative programs.
● Support, organize and participate in the recognition event for first-time attendees to the annual conference.
● Reach out to local chapters, school districts, and higher education institutions to increase membership and organizational engagement.
● Communicate opportunities that arise for possible partnerships.
● Provide support and give input/feedback to on SSTESOL’s organizational development efforts such as reviewing of SSTESOL membership model and benefits, planning for recruitment and retention campaigns, and administering surveys about member satisfaction and engagement.
● Recommend specific plans, programs and activities to enhance member experience.
●Provide quarterly updates to the Board of Directors

REGIONAL directors and Committee Chairs

Nicole Hammond (2022-2025)

Dr. Hammond is an EAP Professor for Seminole State College’s Center for English Language Studies where she teaches EAP, ESOL, and ELI courses. She received her Ph.D. in Education (TESOL Track) from UCF. She has taught ESL/EFL classes for 20 years, with 18 years of experience teaching international students at a college setting. Her first teaching experience was as a volunteer through Americorps in Apopka. She has also conducted teacher training conferences and workshops in Ecuador, Japan, Brazil, and Costa Rica and has presented at several national and international conferences. 

Dr. Edwidge Bryant

Membership Growth and Development, Chair 


Dr. Crevecoeur Bryant is an Associate Professor and ESOL Coordinator at Flagler College. She has an EdD in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. She earned a B.S. in Bilingual Education with an emphasis in Haitian Kreyòl and English, from CUNY. She coauthored two books: Educating English Learners: What every classroom teacher needs to know and Show, Tell, Build: 20 Key Instructional Tools and Techniques for English Learners. She is a member of NEF TESOL and serves as Past President of Florida Association for Bilingual Education.  

Robyn Socha


Robyn is an ESL/Intensive English professor with experience teaching ESL, EAP, ESOL, IE, and English Composition. Currently she is a course director with curriculum design, instructional design, and grammar/writing expertise. She has presented for area and state colleges/universities on grammar, technology and instructional design. She is both a devoted team player and someone that authentically loves not only what she does but the students that she teaches.

 Christine Kassover (2023-2025)

Christine received her Bachelor's degree in humanities from FAU and her Master's in communication from the University of Miami. Committed to FAU, she served as president of the FAU National Alumni Association for two terms and was a founding member of the Parliament of Owls. Christine has over 10 years experience as an adult second-language English instructor and tutor at FAU, Palm Beach State College and Boca Raton Community High School. She holds training certifications from both the College Board and the College Reading and Learning Association.



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