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TESL North York/York Region Affiliate Chapter Executive Committee (2021-2022)

The Affiliate Chapter Executive Committee is made up of a diverse group of educators from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom bring a wealth of experience to their roles. To help members access relevant and innovative professional development opportunities, we organize two conferences each calendar year. Through our website, the committee is also dedicated to informing members of additional PD opportunities, current news in the field, and new job postings in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

At our AGM each October, we welcome new applications from interested persons working in language education sectors. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Affiliate Chapter Executive Committee or volunteering at one of our conferences, we would love to hear from you! Please send your inquiries to

The 2021-2022 Affiliate Chapter Executive Committee 

Susan Richarz, President

Bahar Rasooli, Vice-President 

Aneliya Karamiteva, Treasurer

Zara Safdarian, Affiliate Representative 

Carol Lang, Recording Secretary 

Ranak Shah, Webmaster and Communications

Bassouma Kassouf, Membership Secretary 

Aida Aganagic, Member at large

Yousef Fooladi, Member at large

Sonya Lipreti, Member at large