Jennifer Love, President
Jennifer Love currently serves as the Parent Involvement Specialist in the Department of International Programs in Prince George's County Public Schools. She is originally from Prince George's County, Maryland and earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from Wake Forest University. She also earned a Master's of Education in Foreign Language Education from Wake Forest. Jennifer’s journey in the field of education began as a Spanish teacher, and has led her in service through several administrative and leadership roles within the school system. She has been the Instructional Specialist in World Languages, as well as a high school Assistant Principal-- in which she demonstrated the ability to connect with staff, motivate students and encourage parental involvement, especially within the international community. Her passion is her work, as Jennifer is now committed implementing systemic programs to increase international parent education and family engagement. Additionally, she serves the Office of Interpreting and Translation to ensure that across Prince George’s County, international parents are equally informed and have the ability to fully participate in meetings and workshops—and that language is never a barrier. Jennifer lives in Washington, DC and treasures spending time with her husband and two sons.
Eunjung Joy Lee, Vice President
Residing in Boyds, Maryland, Eunjung Joy Lee currently serves the ELL community as an ESOL Community Coordinator at the Division of ESOL/Bilingual Programs in Montgomery County Public Schools. The scope of her work includes facilitating communication between school staff members and international parents, providing individual and group parent programs on various topics, organizing parent meetings in collaboration with the schools and parents, as well as conducting ESOL parent-needs-assessments, workshops for parents, and in-service ELL training for school staff members. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her two daughters, two four-legged hairy boys, and loving and supporting husband. Currently she is pursuing her master degree in school counseling at Johns Hopkins University, hoping to serve more ELL students as a counselor.
Ilhye Yoon, Secretary
Ilhye Yoon came to Maryland from South Korea to earn a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). After earning the degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University, she became an ESOL teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and taught ELLs in grades K-5 for 6 years. After that, she became an ESOL resource teacher and teacher specialist at the county level and worked closely with schools that have large ELL populations to ensure ELLs received effective, best, research-based instruction in order to become successful in school. During that time she facilitated various workshops and taught professional development courses on how to work with ELLs to promote English language development as well as to enhance their academic achievement. In January 2011, Ilhye started a job as a Title III/ELL Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education providing leadership, coordination, and assistance to local school systems on programs, projects, and activities that promote ELLs’ academic achievement and family involvement.
Monica Lopez, Treasurer
Monica Lopez works as a Bilingual Family and Community Outreach Facilitator for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In this capacity as both a simultaneous interpreter and liaison, she facilitates effective communication between parents, teachers, students and community social organizations in informal and formal conferences and meetings, school-related activities, and community events. Monica has an Associate’s Degree in International Relations and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. For the past 8 years, Monica has lived on several military posts throughout the United States assisting her brother who is an Army Officer with raising her nieces and nephews while her brother is often deployed all over the world. Monica is a Girl Scout Troup Treasurer, member of the Group Neighbors of Severna Park, and exercises on a regular basis.