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Participants' Photos and Intros 


Please do "not" include any more intros in this page. It's full.

Click "next page" right below for the new "intros" page.


IMPORTANT:  Use the next page to post your introductions



NOTE: You need to request access to the wiki to be able to edit. 


Once you click on the "Edit" tab (above), scroll down the page until you see the last introduction, then...


Follow these instructions to copy your intro:


1. Add your intro after the last profile you find. Make your intro no more than 100 words.

2. Select "your name" and write your name. 

3. Add your photo in the left cell:

    a. Click the "Images and files" link (on the right) once you are on the edit mode

    b. Upload your picture

    c. Put the cursor on the picture cell and click on your photo link (on the right)

4. In the right cell write your introduction. Include information about your place of work, the country where you live, what you do, why you joined this session, and your Yahoo ID. (It's advisable to write it in advance in Notepad, for example, and then copy-paste it here.)

5. Click "Save"


Note: Please, resize your photo to 100 x 100 maximum before uploading it.

If you have questions, feel free to ask in the YG list 




Dafne Gonzalez

Dafne Gonzalez has been an EFL/ESP teacher for more than 30 years. She graduated in Language Teaching, has a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, and a Ph.D in Education. She is currently a Full professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela where she coordinated the Graduate Studies in Education Programs and was the Head of the Specialization in Informatics and Education. Besides teaching technology-related courses at the graduate level, she also designed and teaches the English for Architecture and Urban Planning blended courses. A webhead since 2002, she was the lead coordinator of the TESOL Electronic Village Online for 3 years, and has co-moderated, with Teresa Almeida d'Eça the Becoming a Webhead (BaW) online Workshop since 2004. She teaches the TESOL Principles and Practices Certificate Program course: "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online". Currently, she is the head of the Spanish Program for Languagelab.com in Second Life. This is my e-portfolio
Yahoo ID: dygonza Skype: dafnegon939  SL: Daf Smirnov




Lynnie Ann Deocampo

Lynnie Ann Deocampo is an assistant professor at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City, Philippines, where she teaches basic and major English courses both in the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been  involved in various programs for the marginalized and indigenous communities in her country. She likes integrating technology or use the web to facilitate learning. She also likes sharing her knowledge and expertise to other TESL practitioners. She wants to how to become a web head.


Yahoo ID: lynnieann.deocampo

Skype: lynnieann


Sharon Zohar

Sharon Zohar is an EFL teacher at Ort Guttman High School, Natanya, Israel, where she has been teaching English to 15-18 year old students at all levels, for the past 22 years. In addition, she is the head of the English department in her school.

She likes integrating technology and using the web to facilitate learning. In the past she managed 2 websites for ORT schools, including giving technical support to teachers, workers and students in using computers, internet and adding materials to the school site. She hopes to enhance her knowledge by becoming a web head.



Anna Conway 

Anna has been teaching English since 1999. She has a BA in American Studies and CELTA certificate. She has taught in Armenia, Russia and Kazakhstan. Now she is teaching English to adults in a private language center in Yerevan, Armenia.

She has become very interested in e-learning having completed an online course with British Council, and started a trial online classroom using Moodle. She hopes to expand her existing knowledge about learning technologies and learn more about tools that she does not know much about.


Gilberto Pérez

Hello there,
I'm Gilberto Pérez, but you can call me Gilbert. My yahoo ID id gilpe. I'm an English Teacher trainee studying the 9th/10th term at UPEL-IPC, Caracas, Venezuela. I've been working as an English teacher in Guaicaipuro Highschool since 2003 and for "Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela" since 2005. These two are located at Carayaca, Vargas State in Venezuela. I joined this workshop group because I'm interested on adding new ways of teaching to my day-to-day work. Teaching online might be a very useful one.


Belma Gaukrodger

Belma Gaukrodger has recently been appointed as a Flexible-Learning Academic Advisor @ NMIT- http://www.nmit.ac.nz , assisting staff and students to utilise Web2.0 tools in their learning and teaching. She has also been a tutor in languages (Turkish, English and French), a translator and an interpreter, and most recently an IT trainer.

She's currently involved with projects involving teaching and learning in MUVEs, (multi-user virtual environments) especially setting up language exchange programmes. By becoming a web-head, she'd like to achieve a status of 'a Geek and proud of IT'. Please feel free to drop her a line anytime (though she lives in sunny Nelson, New Zealand, which is GMT+13!)

Yahoo ID: KiwiBelma    Skype: KiwiBelma    Twitter: KiwiBelma    SL: CyberAmber Pixelmaid


Verónica Criado

Hi there! I´m Verónica Criado, I am a mom of 2 gorgeous kids and  teach ESL in Uruguay, South America. I work with kids aged 9 to 13 at a private Institution and at a private religious school. I´ve been teaching english for the past 10 years now. I joined this group hoping to learn how to incorporate tech into my teaching.


Yahoo ID = veronica.criado     Twitter = veronicacriado


Maria Bossa

I'm Maria Bossa, from Rio Tercero, Cordoba, Argentina. I teach English at different levels from kinder to adults and I'm here to learn how to use and incorporate web 2.0 tools with my students. Smiles, Maria :) 


Yahoo ID: teacher_mariaines   Twitter: mariabossa   Skype: maria.bossa1



Nataliya Nayavko


My name's Nataliya Nayavko. I am a teacher of English and a teacher trainer in Ukraine. I have been teaching for 17 years. I provide trainings and workshops to teachers of English. I am interested in innovative distance learning and in incorporating of new technologies into classroom. I would like to explore Web tools and share the best ways of using them in teaching practices.

My Yahoo ID is nnayavko.


Alexandra Koukoumialou

Hi there!


I teach English, Greek and translation, mainly to adults, both f2f and online. I'm based in Athens, Greece, working at a teacher training and language development institution, CELT Athens.


I love online events, since they give me an opportunity to come into contact with a wide variety of people and cultures and learn about using materials in different, exciting ways! This is why I joined this group :)


Looking forward to this,




Yahoo ID: Alexandra Koukoumialou


Alexandra Ergenthal in SL                     alexandrakouk on Twitter and Skype


Katia Hameg

  I am an Algerian EFL high school teacher. I have a B.A in TEFL and an MA in TESOL. Next to my position as an EFL teacher, I taught in as an ESP and EAP instructor in different colleges and universities. In 2008, I went to the US as a Fulbright scholar to prepare an MA in TESOL. There, I learnt about CALL and did my thesis about CAI and teachers' attitudes towards integrating CALL materials in EFL classes. This is why it is not only important for me, but for my Algerian EFL colleagues and my students as well, to follow this workshop. 


Lesley Cioccarelli

I'm Lesley, from Canberra, Australia. I teach ESL to adult migrants and refugees in the classroom and by distance learning at Canberra Institute of Technology. I also co-ordinate flexible learning/e-learning in my faculty and am currently studying a Master of Online Education at University of Southern Queensland. Besides the applications of ICT in language learning & teaching I'm also interested in using technology to enhance (academic) learning support and literacy and numeracy teaching.


I'm here to learn as much as I can and meet and share with other teachers interested in the same types of things.

Yahoo ID: cioccas    Skype: cioccas    Twitter: @cioccas 


Karima Belghiti


I am a doctoral student and fulbrighter from Morocco. I am currently at the US for my doctoral studies. I have a BA in linguistics, and an MA in applied linguistics and research in higher education. My areas of interest are: teacher education and teacher development, syllabus design, on line teaching and learning, EFL

skype ID: belghitikarima


Beth Wiens

My name is Beth Wiens.  My Yahoo ID is claire77906. I work in Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I teach English to Emirati students (mostly women) and I create assessments and curriculum materials. I’ve been teaching for almost 18 years. I joined this group because I don't want to be left behind and I would like to at least be able to keep up with my students technologically. I just hope to be better educated and informed and a more competent teacher by the end of it all.


Isaac Trujillo


I'm Isaac from Venezuela, I Hold a Master degree in English Language Education from Universidad De Los Andes, Venezuela and a  Master Degree in Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies from The Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. I have been working as a language teacher for 8 years now. At the moment I live in Italy and my intention is to learn how to implement technology into my daily practice.

My yahoo ID:  trujilloisaac21@yahoo.com


Marisa Constantinides

I have been involved in teaching ELT and training ELT teachers for more than 25 years. Currently, I run a teacher education centre in Athens, Greece (CELT Athens). I have attended various Teacher-Ed courses including an RSA DipTEFLA (now called a Cambridge DELTA) and hold an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, U.K.  I am also currently involved in the TESOL EVO 2011 VILLAGE course (Virtual Language Learning & Group Experience), a course which will be taking place in Second Life.  I also moderate #ELTchat on Twitter every Wednesday and I would encourage all course participants to join us for some very exciting online discussions.
So far, my main training work has been f-2-f but things are changing fast so I am happy to join you all in this new learning adventure.
Skype ID marisa.constantinides.celt
Twitter handle  @Marisa_C
Facebook Marisa Constantinides


Jean Michel Chaupart

Retired from Univesidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga (Colombia) where - during 30 years - I taught french and training the trainers to use ICTs in distance education.
Between 2002 and 2009 I was the coordinator of different virtual courses for teachers...
My first participation in BAW was in 2003... I continue to register in order to learn what is new with ICTs, to meet teachers from around the world and look at their reactions with the use of ICTs.
BAW is a great workshop; coordinated by great persons and moderated by colleagues who were students during the last sessions.

Skype: jchaupart


Sue Annan 

I'm a teacher and Trinity CertTESOL trainer who lives on the island of Jersey, closer to France than England. I did Baw 2010 and want to update my skills and knowledge again this year. I feel more relaxed, this being my second time, and I can't wait to get re/acquainted with all my fellow participants and moderators.

Skype ID Sue.Annan

Twitter @SueAnnan

Facebook Sue Annan


Karolina De Vrgna


I am an EFL teacher in Croatia. I work at SUVAG Polyclinic Primary School (Polyclinic for the Rehabilitation of Listening and Speech). I teach english to children aged 6-15 with hearing or speaking difficulties.  I am interested in the webinar as I would like to gain knowledge on Web communication tools. In my view education is a lifelong process which means that there are always new experiences to look forward to. :)

Yahoo ID: karolina.devrgna@yahoo.com



María Cristina Reboredo


My name is Maria Cristina Reboredo.  I’ve been an EFL teacher for more than 20 years.  I live and work in Banfield, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I’ve been teaching in private and state schools at different levels to adults and adolescents.    I attended BAW 09 and it was a terrific experience, not only because of how much I learnt about web tools for teaching and learning, but also because of the fabulous opportunity to share with colleagues from almost all over the world.    For those reasons, I’m really eager to start this unforgettable journey.

Yahoo ID crisreboredo                 Twitter Crisreboredo           

skype   maricris2009

Facebook    María Cristina Reboredo     and          Ingles Imagine


Mike Richmond

 I have been teaching ESOL since 2003. I work at the third largest college in the UK - Leeds City College (www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk) I work there as a full time tutor delivering ESOL, IT and Group Tutorials. I currently  specialise in working with 16-18 year olds. I would like to hear from and network with other tutors and teachers working with 16-18's within the ESOL and Functional Skills Curricula. I'm very excited about sharing and learning from my fellow WebHeads.
 Twitter: @mistermikelcc 
 Blogger: mistermikelcc.blogspot.com
 Skype: mistermikelcc  

Marijana Smolcec

I am Marijana Smolcec from Ogulin, Croatia. I hold an MA in English Language and Literature and MA in Education from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. I also have an MA in Croatian Language and Literature. I have been working as a high school teacher for more than 9 years, teaching English as a Foreign Language. I enjoy teaching my teenage students and my interests are in developing better teaching skills that include new web technology which has become more and more a part of or way of living. This is my first online learning  and I hope I will learn a lot.


YahooID: silipa302 , Facebook: Marijana Smolcec


Elena Ivanova 


Hi! I'm Elena Ivanova from Moscow, Russia. I teach English in a teacher-training university. I'm glad to be here again. I'd like to use all the tools I heard about last year more freely :).

My Yahoo ID: elenagi09


Kaye Beall 

Hi, I'm Kaye Beall, Project Director at World Education, United States. I co-direct a multi-state virtual resource
center and is the online professional development coordinator. I'm looking forward to exploring online tools and thinking about their application to my work.

Yahoo: kabeall
Skype: kbeall3


Avis Benjamin

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Hi ,I'm Avis Benjamin from San Fernando Trinidad. I teacher Science in Secondary School.

 I joined this workshop to learn to use web tools in my lessonwhich would help me to develop a exciting new teaching skills. This is my first online course.

Yahoo ID - avisbenjam

Skype- teachavy21


Hardi Prasetyo

My name is Hardi Prasetyo, you can call me Prast. I teach in an English Education Study Program, Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is the first time for me to join EVO sessions, and I am eager to learn more how to use technology in my classrooms, and I would like to learn from you all. Thank you.
Yahoo ID: prasetyohardi@yahoo.com

Skype: hardiprast

Twitter: prasetyo

Delicious: prast

Facebook: Hardi Prasetyo


Belkis Yanes 

My full name is Belkis Yanes. My Yahoo ID is kikiyanes. You can call me either of those names. I'm an EFL teacher from Venezuela. I graduated at Instituto Universitario Pedagógico de Caracas (now UPEL). I've worked with young adults and adults all my professional life. I've reviewed, prepared and used materials for the classroom too. I love teaching English and sharing what I learn. I took Baw2010 and decided to learn more. So that’s why I'm here. I want to gain more experience and get more practice so I can really start using these wonderful web tools. I'm sure I'll meet lots of new people from around the world and I'm looking forward to it. I've also joined VILLAGE2011.

 Greetings from Caracas, Venezuela!

Belkis Yanes

Yahoo ID: kikiyanes

Tweeter: sines2007


Joe McVeigh

Hi, I’m Joe McVeigh. I live in Middlebury, Vermont, in the northeastern part of the United States. Current weather: -5°C and snowing. I’ve been involved in ELT for almost 30 years. I’ve taught internationally and at intensive English programs in the U.S. These days I work as an independent consultant for schools and organizations and also edit and write ELT textbooks. I’m somewhat familiar with technology but things keep changing and there’s always more to know! I’m looking forward to learning with all of you..

Yahoo ID: McVeigh_Joe

Twitter handle: Joe McVeigh

Skype ID: joseph.a.mcveigh

Website: www.joemcveigh.org



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Hello and good day. My name is Anke. I am a German teacher currently living and working in Slovenia. By training I am a teacher of English and have worked as such for over 10 years in Germany, before taking up this position abroad. Now I am teaching German to Slovenian high school students - a new experience.

I am sorry for not leaving a picture or an email here, but this page is openly visible and I am a little cautious with my data. However, I sure hope to be meeting you during the course of baw2011 and hope to be learning a lot!


Nadia Mifka-Profozic

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Hi, everyone! I come from Croatia, but live in NZ where I have taught ESOL and French for the past ten years. I have BA in Literature, English and French, MA in TESOL, currently working on PhD in applied linguistics.  All my teaching experience has been f2f, but I am very interested in the application of web tools in language teaching. BaW-09 inspired me to start a wiki with my French ex-class at Mt Albert Grammar School www.tiare.pbworks.com. Now would like to “revise” many of the wonderful things I learnt two years ago but haven’t used and probably have forgotten. Great to be here again J)

yahoo ID: nmprofozic, Skype: nadiamip


Claudia Carril


My name is Claudia and I teach English in Uruguay. This is my 4th time here. I hope to share experience and ideas with teachers from around the world and learn more about blended and distance teaching and learning. 

My students have been working mainly with blogs, online exercises and e-mail projects.

I have a Bachelor in TESOL ( University of London) and run my own small language school where students mainly prepare Cambridge and Trinity exams. Let's enjoy the course!




Sanja Bozinovic

                               I come from Velika Gorica, a small town in the greater area of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. After getting my university degree, BA in English and Italian languages and literature, I started working as a teacher. I have taught EFL and Italian FL for 20 years.

I strongly believe that educational technologies enhance lessons and help students in all age and language level groups. That’s why I have joined you for the third time - to learn how to make my teaching both more interesting and benefitting for my students.

Looking forward to learning and sharing in this marvelous group,


Yahoo ID: sanja.bozinovic     Twitter: bsanja

Skype: sanjadoma                  SL: San Krokus


Michael Madrone

Hi, my name is Michael and I am Canadian. I live in Italy where I teach English as a second language in a private school in the Alps. I teach a variety of levels, from kids to adults, from beginners to advanced. From regular folks who simply want to travel, to politicians, to Italian army officers. I have an honors degree in communications from the University of Missouri (USA) and a CELTA certificate from Cambridge. Ps: I am the one in the photo with the suit and tie!


Constantinou Sophia


My name is Sophia, I come from Greece.and  live in Athens. I hold a Delta Cambridge degree and  I run a private teaching office, teaching English mainly to adults -university students and teenagers- who wish to complete their studies in English by obtaining a certificate - First certificate, Proficiency and Advanced- also I prepare students for their academic studies abroad and assist  them completing their requirements by  taking TOEFL and GMAT exams. I really like being updated and involved with anything new regarding teaching, therefore, I consider that this session will support me to incorporate and implement web in my classes.,  I am determined to get fully involved and get the most out of it . I am looking forward to starting this new journey.

Yahoo ID: Sophia Constantinou

FB: Sophia Constantinou

Skype: Sophia_Con1

Twitter: SophiaCon1


Chris Jones

I've been a Webhead since 2002, but I was really busy teaching for 3 years and then moving last year. Thus I got way behind on the latest technologies we can use with students, and I'm looking forward to exploring them. I most recently taught in community college in Arizona, USA, and at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. I retired about a year ago.



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I am Ayat,EFL teacher from Egypt. I have ten years experience teaching all age groups and levels. I am pursuing an MA from Cairo University. My main interests are using creativity to enhance learning and online learning and teaching. I'm very excited about joining this session. I hope I can follow and benefit alot from it!!

Yahoo ID: tooty5979

Skype: Ayat.tawel

Facebook: Ayat Tawel


Ayat is interviewed by Larry Ferlazzo (25Apr11) (added by Teresa)




Add your photo here My name is Nataliya, and I am an ESL instructor in Ontario, Canada. After graduating from the university in Ukraine majoring in TEFL, I worked for ten years in Moscow, Russia teaching English to university students.After I received my MA TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in the USA, I moved to Canada where I teach in the EAPP program. I am excited to meet professionals from all over the world and learn about your use of technology in teaching.


Victor Kirillin

I am Victor  Kirillin. My Yahoo ID is Vicinnkir@yahoo.com

I have been working as an EFL teacher for more than 30 years in the secondary school in the remote village of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia . My land is situated in the Russian Eastern Siberia. We live on the Permafrost.

I have to enrich my mastership and enhance my skills. Teaching a foreign language to a teenager  in the neck-of-the-woods  worth studing the Web 2.0 tools.

I am afraid I`ll be able to participate the workshops of the asynchronous mode  only because of our slow and inflexible Internet.


Sheela Mahesh

Sheela Mahesh has been a High School English teacher for over 13 years. Prior to that she worked with an international bank for 5 years and taught Computer Programming for 3 years. She has a Masters degree in English Literature and a Diploma in Computer Programming. She has mentored teachers and conducted workshops on English Language Teaching in her capacity as Head of the English Department at school. She is currently taking a break since November 2010 for about a year.She has used computer aided learning techniques in teaching English and wishes to keep up with the trends in using technology in education.


Yahoo ID - mahesh_sheela@yahoo.com  Twitter – sheelamahesh


Juan Soto

   Hi, my name is Juan Soto and I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I've been teaching English for Univesidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo [Autonomous University of Santo Domingo] (first university in the New World) since 1999. I'm an Assistant Professor and I currently teach (EFL) English Phonetics, low and intermediate levels of English. I'm also an Instructional Technology PhD candidate at Ohio University (where I got my Master's degree in Applied Linguistics in 2006). During my stay at Ohio University, I taught ESL to a group of Japanese students for about three years. This experience was awesome and was the basic reason why I fell in love with using technology and online resources to help my students enhance their learning. 


Yahoo ID: juansoto10040;  Sype ID: juansotof; Twitter: juansoto


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