Carol May began working for TEAL as its first Executive Assistant, starting in January 1985. She worked for TEAL for twelve years before becoming TESL Canada’s Executive Director in January 1997. Carol was awarded a TEAL Lifetime Membership in April 1997 “in recognition and appreciation for long term support and service to TEAL”. She was also awarded the TESL Canada Lifetime Membership Award in May 2005. Although Carol retired in December 2005, she continues to support both TEAL and TESL Canada whenever and however she can.