We’re here to support you

We pride ourselves on the customer service we deliver. We are ready to meet all of our students in person for advising, and we advocate an “open-door policy”. You can arrange to meet with our program coordinator or the director anytime, and we’re almost always available for drop-ins. We believe this human element is important, especially when preparing for a career that focuses on human interaction and communication. We look forward to speaking with you about your career goals in TESOL!


George Rowe - Executive Director

George Rowe

Executive Director

George took over the helm at S-TESL as the Executive Director in April, 2015. He has extensive experience as an ESL teacher, program director, and teacher educator, both in Europe and here in the U.S. He has an impressive track record of supporting teachers and developing training programs coupled with experience and knowledge of program administration and marketing. We are confident that George will bring fresh energy and perspective to S-TESL while maintaining and building upon the strengths and reputation of our program.

“Thank you for considering our TESOL education programs! It’s great that you’re researching your options thoroughly before making such an important decision that will impact your future. I encourage you to discover everything our program has to offer, and I’m confident that the range of courses and study options will match your needs. TESOL is a dynamic and rewarding profession that provides many different career opportunities at home and abroad. Whether you are new to teaching or an experienced veteran in the field, we look forward to working with you to meet your goals.”


Caitlin Brown

Program Coordinator

B.A. International Studies: East Asia, minor in Japanese, Portland State University. Caitlin has worked for S-TESL since 2014. She spent a school year studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Waseda University, and was involved in the International Student associations at both PSU and Waseda. Caitlin is the point of contact in the office for all general administrative needs.