AzETA Executive Board

AzETA is managed by the Executive Board. Executive Board consists of the below members:
  1. AzETA President
  2. AzETA 1st Vice-President
  3. AzETA Vice-President
  4. AzETA SIGs Co-ordinator
  5. AzETA Branch Managers’ Co-ordinator
  6. AzETA Events Co-ordinator
  7. AzETA Secretary

 

AzETA Founder & President 

AzETA is headed by the AzETA President. AzETA President is Ragsana Mammadova. She is one of the co-Founders of AzETA. In 1996-1998 she was AzETA Secretary. In 1998-2000 she was AzETA Co-ordinator. In 2004-2008 she was elected AzETA President. In all these positions she has worked voluntarily. She was re-elected as AzETA President in January 2015.

As the AzETA President, she is responsible for general management of the Association including:

  • establishing and continuing relations nationally and internationally;
  • representing the Association in national and international event;
  • approving financial expenses for different activities and events;
  • approving establishment of branches;
  • signing bi-lateral contracts on behalf of the Association;
  • identifying and assessing needs for funding and developing project proposals for obtaining funding;
  • managing projects funded;
  • preparing activity and financial reports to the donors on the projects implemented;
  • Chairing Executive Board meetings;
  • supervising and appraising the work of the Executive Board;
  • supervising and appraising the work of the Branches;
  • acting as the main contact point with other related NGOs on co-operation and working in coalition;
  • working closely with ELT related organisations in Azerbaijan and overseas;
  • working closely with the TAs in the region and world-wide;
  • working closely with the Ministry of Education.

During the years of her management, AzETA membership increased from 13 to over 2,000 members. She established 9 branches of AzETA in different regions of Azerbaijan, including, Baku (1996), Barda (2009), Ganja (2003), Goygol (2012), Ismayilli (2015), Lenkaran (South Branch) (2009), Mingechevir (2004), Sheki (2003), Shirvan (2013) and Xacmaz (1999). She implemented more than 100 small-scale and large-scale projects. The biggest project was English Access Microscholarship Programme funded by the US State Department between 2006 – 2014.

She achieved to establish AzETA website in 2005.

She achieved to have AzETA become an Associate Member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers’ of English as a Foreign Language) in 2005 and an Affiliate of TESOL (Teachers of English to the Speakers of Other Languages) in 2009.

She achieved EAMP (English Access Microsholarship Programme) Project to be granted to Azerbajian 8 years in a row: EAMP 1 (2006 – 2007), EAMP 2 (2007 – 2009), EAMP 3 (2008 – 2010), EAMP 4 (2009 – 2011), EAMP 5 (2010 – 2012), EAMP 6 (2011 – 2013), EAMP 7 (2012 – 2014) implemented in about 25 regions of Azerbaijan with about 1,200 beneficiaries – teenagers from low-paid families.

She has, so far, organised 12 International Conferences in Baku (2004-2013) & Qebele (2012), Lenkaran (2015) and 13 regional conferences in the regions, including, Lenkaran (1998), Neftchala (2005), Ganja (2004), Qebele (2007 & 2011), Ismayilli (2008, 2013), Xacmaz (2009), Quba (2010), Mingechevir (2017), Goygol (2018).

She has represented and made presentations on AzETA activities in different international conferences included in Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Turkey, UK, US, Uzbekistan.

AzETA 1st Vice-President

AzETA 1st Vice-President is Hijran Huseynova. She was elected as AzETA Vice-President in January 2015. Prior to that she was AzETA Vice-President in 2005-2008. She has been in these posts on a volunteer basis.

She joined AzETA in 1996 and became one of very dedicated members who is always ready to put her shoulder under the AzETA load and always comes up with very smart decisions when AzETA faces a problem.

As the AzETA President, she is responsible for:

  • co-ordinating AzETA’s co-operation with the Baku Slavic University as its landlord;
  • managing AzETA Baku Office which is AzETA’s Head Office;
  • managing AzETA finance including its bank account;
  • developing AzETA financial reports for internal purposes;
  • representing AzETA in national and international events as required;
  • developing and submitting financial reports to the Government agencies on AzETA’s activities;
  • replacing AzETA President in her absence.

She has contributed to many AzETA projects, including In-Service Teacher Training in the capacity of a teacher for Khachmaz Group; English Access Microscholarship Programme as a teacher for the Baku and Ahmedli groups under the project; Enjoy English Summer Camp for the alumni of the EAMP in the capacity of the teacher for Guba Summer Camp Group; AzETA international and regional conferences, etc.

She is the member of IATEFL (UK) and TESOL (US). She has represented AzETA at the IATEFL Conferences in Britain, Scotland, and TESOL Convention in the US. Besides this, she has represented AzETA in different international conferences and events held in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Georgia.

AzETA Vice-President

Sudabe Sadigova was elected as AzETA Vice-President in January 2015. She was AzETA EAMP teacher in Mashtaga in 2006 – 2014. She was also EAMP Project Co-ordinator in 2008-2014.

She taught English at the Translation Department at the Azerbaijan University of Languages in 1994-1997. In 1997-1999 she worked at NAOC, in 1999-2006 at the British Council Peacekeeping English Project.

As AzETA Vice-President, her main responsibilities include:

  • co-ordinating AzETA’s co-operation with ELT related organisations in Azerbaijan and overseas;
  • co-ordinating AzETA projects;
  • administering and monitoring projects funded;
  • replacing AzETA President in her absence and in the absence of First Vice-President;
  • Assisting in organizing AzETA annual conferences;
  • Attending Executive Board meetings and taking the records of the meetings whenever required.

She has contributed to different AzETA projects, in particular, AzETA English Access Microscholarshop Programme (EAMP) Project. She has organized different events for Project children, including, International Day of Children’s Defence, Earth Day, EAMP conferences, Drama day, visit to orphanages, etc.

She participated at a number of training- seminars and conferences in Croatia, Austria, Poland, Russia, Georgia, USA, Turkey, etc.

She is the member of IATEFL (UK) and TESOL (US).

AzETA Branch Managers’ Co-ordinator

Gamar Rustamova was elected as AzETA Branch Managers’ Co-ordinator in January 2015. She teaches English at a secondary school #150 in Baku. Being  an AzETA member she has attended different AzETA conferences, seminars, trainings and participated at various programs. She was awarded with the title of the Best Teacher of the Year in 2010. She was AzETA EAMP Project teacher in 2008 – 2014 in Ahmadli.

As AzETA Branch Managers’ Co-ordinator, her main responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinating the work of AzETA branches;
  • Organising study tours among AzETA branches;
  • Organising annual meetings of AzETA Branch Managers;
  • Preparing annual activity and financial reports of AzETA Branches to submit to the Executive Board;
  • Assisting in organizing AzETA annual conferences;
  • Attending Executive Board meetings and taking the records of the meetings whenever required.

AzETA SIGs Co-ordinator

Nushaba Bakhshiyeva was elected as AzETA SIGs (Special Interest Groups) Co-ordinator in January 2015. She teaches English at a secondary school # 60 in Baku. Being an AzETA member she has attended different AzETA conferences, seminars, trainings and participated at various programs.

With the decree of President of Azerbaijan she was awarded with the title of the Best Teacher of the Year in 2011. She AzETA Gizildash Project for Orphans in 2006 – 2015.

As AzETA SIGs Co-ordinator, her main responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinating the work of AzETA Special Interest Groups;
  • Organising meetings of AzETA SIGs;
  • Organising annual meetings of SIGs Co-ordinators;
  • Preparing annual activity and financial reports of AzETASIGs to submit to the Executive Board;
  • Assisting in organizing AzETA annual conferences;
  • Attending Executive Board meetings and taking the records of the meetings whenever required.

She has attended events and training courses in different countries of the world, including, Austria, Georgia, Italy, UK.

AzETA Events Co-ordinator

Solmaz Mammadova was elected as AzETA Events Co-ordinator in January 2015. She teaches English at a secondary school # 238 in Baku. Being an AzETA member she has attended different AzETA conferences, seminars, trainings and participated at various programs.

With the decree of President of Azerbaijan she was awarded with the title of the Best Teacher of the Year in 2011.

As AzETA Events Co-ordinator, her main responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinating different AzETA events;
  • Organising meetings to discuss events preparation;
  • Preparing annual activity and financial reports on the events organized during the academic year to submit to the Executive Board;
  • Attending Executive Board meetings and taking the records of the meetings whenever required.

She has attended different events and training courses in Austria, Georgia, Italy, Qatar, USA.