Claudia Easton, President
Claudia Easton has held many instructional and leadership roles in Baltimore City Schools since 2005 and currently works as an ESOL Educational Associate, supporting new and established ESOL sites, teachers across the content areas who instruct English Learners, and district bilingual staff who support English learners and their families. She also works with school staff and district offices to establish and maintain community partnerships. She is grateful for continued partnerships with organizations in Baltimore that engage families through school and district meetings so that our multicultural and multilingual families may feel welcomed and supported in the schools and in the larger community. She appreciates opportunities to facilitate professional development sessions at the school, district, and state level to share information and to learn from colleagues. As a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University (BA and MATESOL), and as a recipient of the NDMD Achievements in TESOL award, she has a strong background in English language acquisition, which not only informs her coaching practice, but also informs her parent presentations and information sharing strategies. In her spare time, Ms. Easton loves spending time with her family, enjoys (and highly recommends) volunteering with Back On My Feet, and is a professional flamenco dancer and singer.
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.
Tanisha V. Hanible Secretary
Mónica López Hewett, Treasurer
Monica Lopez works as a Family Involvement Specialist 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 Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. Monica was a Girl Scout Troop Treasurer, member of the Group Neighbors of Severna Park, and exercises on a regular basis.