Bio's - Executives

01. President - Ian Done D. Ramos, Ed.D.

Ian Done D. Ramos, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of English and Literature, the University of Suwon, South Korea

Ian Done D. Ramos completed Doctor of Education major in English Language Teaching (Ed.D. ELT), Master of Arts in English Major Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL), Special Education Major in Learning Disability (Sped LD), and Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English (BSEd-English). With the twelve-year experience in the English language teaching, Dr. Ramos has a full understanding on how teaching-learning process works to support...

02. Vice-President - Elizabeth May (Lizzie)

Lizzie is currently a lecturer at Sangmyung University, General Education Department. She has completed both her MA (Education ) and MEd (Applied Linguistics). She is also TESOL certified. Lizzie has been teaching English overseas for the past 7 years, first in Thailand before moving to South Korea. She has taught all age ranges from kindergarten through to adults. Lizzie has a great interest in sociolinguistics, technology in education and professional development for those in the education field. She presents frequently at conferences and workshops on topics related to the adaption of...

03. Secretary - Jonathan Patch

Jonathan Patch is Head Teacher at Pagoda Academy, Gangnam branch, and an MA Applied Linguistics-TESOL candidate at the Institute of Education-University College London, where he is currently working on a dissertation on the role of language in processes of transnational migration. He completed a B.Ed. focused on urban education at the University of Toronto (2011), and before that a B.A. in History (2008).

Jonathan’s experience in EFL spans the past decade; he has been immersed in education as both a learner and teacher in a number of diverse settings, including Beijing, China; Seoul...

04. Treasurer - Brinn Winter

Brinn is from the United States of America. She has an MA in psychology and a BA in accounting with a minor in business. Before moving to Korea to teach English Brinn worked as an accountant for a large compressor manufacturer. Brinn has been teaching in Korea for over a year. She brings a passion for organization and accounting knowledge to KOTESOL. 


05. Workshop Coordinator - Ian Done Ramos, Ed.D.


06. Webmaster - Kara Waggoner

Kara Waggoner works at Sookmyung Women's University in their Young Learner TESOL teacher training program. She has been teaching there since 2013 where she specializes in curriculum design and classroom management. Since 2006 she has been teacing in the United States and Korea, teachng a diverse range of ages, abilities, and language proficiencies, trying to help all of her students see their protential.


07. Membership Coordinator - Chris Frosini

Chris has been an English instructor since 2005 and taught in Japan, Thailand, and the U.S. before coming to South Korea. He is currently an assistant professor at Seoul’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies where he teaches in the Communicative English Department.  


08. Publicity Coordinator - Chris Frosini


09. Hospitality Coordinator


10. Elections Officer