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The Refugee Concerns Interest Section (RCIS) is an international association of educators working to advance the quality of teaching English as an additional language to people from refugee backgrounds. The RCIS seeks to do this by complementing the professional development, advocacy, and research provided by TESOL International Association.

LEADERS, 2022-2023

Chair: @Eliza Brumbaugh
Chair-Elect: @Katherine Hardin
Past Chair: @Beth Evans
Community Manager:
@Stacy Brown
Editor: @Toni McLaughlan
Assistant Editor: @Brenda Custodio


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  • It's RCIS election time!

    RCIS Members, check your email to vote in the 2022 RCIS election. Help us bring new leaders on board who will help us continue to grow, learn, aspire, and inspire! 

    Voting is open until 28 April 2022.

    Thank you for your time and participation. We appreciate it!
  • Refugee Concerns Virtual Open Meeting

    Save the Date for the 2022 RCIS Open Meeting! 

    Saturday, 2 April
    10 am US/Canada Central
    11 am US/Canada Eastern 
    3 pm GMT

    We will meet virtually via Zoom! We chose the virtual meeting option and a Saturday date to try to include as many as we can. More info is forthcoming!

    We hope to see you there! 

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