Board Members

President and Membership Secretary:    

Sheryl Slocum began her English language teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chad, Africa. Since then, she has taught in New Mexico, Virginia, Washington, DC, Louisiana, and Wisconsin. Although she began teaching EFL at the middle school level, most of her work has been with adults, college students, and pre-service teachers. Sheryl’s MA in Linguistics/ESL is from American University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in second language writing is from UW-Milwaukee. 

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Past President

Tim Dalby teaches in the ESL program at UW-Madison, where he helps international students adapt their English skills to the rigors of academic reading and writing. He also helps train future ESL teachers in the TESOL certificate program. Originally from the UK, Tim started his professional life as a project manager, but moved into teaching in 2000. Since then, he has taught in a variety of contexts in Korea, New Zealand and the Czech Republic. He has been involved with teaching organizations in various roles since 2006, and has presented at international conferences in Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.



profile pictureKathy Stamos
 has been teaching ELLs at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau since 2003. She has taught all levels of ELL classes, both for international students as well as community members on campus and in workplaces such as a large dairy farm. She was instrumental, as a curriculum writer and instructor, in the creation of an Intensive English Program at NTC. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, she taught classes in the Intensive English Program at UW-Green Bay. Kathy has a BA in English Education and an ME-PD specializing in TESOL from UW-Eau Claire. She lives in Wausau with her husband and has two adult children.



Lori Menning has been teaching at the secondary level in the School District of New London since 2002 where she is also the District ELL/Bilingual Coordinator. In addition, she is adjunct instructor at Fox Valley Technical College where she teaches adult ESL. Lori is passionate about second language acquisition and education and is proud to serve as WITESOL Advocacy Chair. She has previously served our organization as President and looks forward to transitioning into the role of Secretary as she helps the organization in this new capacity.



IMG_2193Pam Dennis teaches ELLs at Washington Elementary School in the Whitewater Unified School District. Pam started her ESL teaching career working with refugees and adults in Philadelphia and in Madison. She then taught Spanish at Edgewood Elementary and Middle Schools followed by Monona Grove Middle and High Schools. She has a BA in English Lit and Spanish from Dickinson College and a MA in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Pam taught in the intensive language program at Beloit College, where she also taught Spanish, TESOL Methods, and earned her certification to teach in WI public schools. (No more emergency licenses!) Pam loves her vocation and continues to stretch as a teacher in the ESL field. Her newest adventure is teaching 4K ELLs. Pam is looking forward to being on the WITESOL Board as Member-at-large.


Susan Huss-Lederman is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  She earned a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Teachers College of Columbia University and a doctorate in linguistics (sociolinguistics emphasis) from Georgetown University. She has taught ESL in community, workplace, and university programs, and she has offered professional development to English teachers in Virginia, Wisconsin, Mexico and Ecuador.




Kari Johnson has been teaching in the School District of Fort Atkinson for the past twelve years as an elementary ELL teacher.  She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Whitewater. In her fifthyear as a member-at-large, Kari enjoys maintaining the WITESOL website and social media sites. She is also the WITESOL Newsletter coordinator.




image3 (2)Adela Larson is pursuing an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with an initial K-12 teaching license and a Spanish minor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She has been an ESL tutor at UWRF for the past three years and taught an adult ESL course to dairy farm workers near her home in Glenwood City during the summer of 2016. Adela holds a B.S. in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and studied in France and Spain in 2003. She worked at the United Nations Children’s Fund in New York City for three years. Adela is looking forward to being a WITESOL board member and being a voice for the Northwest region of the state. 


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