NYS TESOL Member of the Month for March 2019
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates
a commitment to the field.
– In addition to 12 months of recognition on our web site, each year
12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a
complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
– Click the link below and tell us about your nominees contributions
to the field and/or our community of educators and students. A
NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly
- View our rubric!
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for March 2019
Long Island Region
I earned my Bachelor's degree from Allegheny College in 1996
and worked in college admissions for several years at Carnegie Mellon
University before deciding to go back to school and become an English
teacher. I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching English from
Chatham College in 2003.
A Long Island native, I immediately moved back from Pittsburgh
and began teaching at Long Beach High School where I have taught grades
9, 10, 11, and 12 since 2003. Three years ago I was given the
opportunity to work with English Language Learners in my 11th grade
classes and I knew immediately that this was a population of students
who needed a voice and a strong advocate.
I enrolled in the dual certification program at from Molloy
College and spent my nights and weekends earning my dual certification.
Since working with English Language Learners, I have worked with
administration to order novels that are better suited for their reading
levels and knowledge of American culture.
In addition, I set up and executed a Donors Choose account to
earn donations to purchase standing desks, notebooks, and
Spanish-English dictionaries to make the learning experience more
comfortable for my students.
I had great pleasure working with my colleagues in December to give all
of the English Language Learners in our school a holiday party where
they danced, ate, and met new friends. Over such a short time, these
students have grown so much and I am incredibly proud to be a part of
Check out our wonderful annual awards and
nominate a colleague this year !
Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month
Seonhee Cho Meredith Van
Schuyler Dr. Lucia
Buttaro Iraida A. Bodre
Region New York City Region Long Island
Region New York City Region New York City Region
Susanne Marcus Karoline Kaon
New York City
Rochester/Syracuse Region Long Island
Region Long Island Region
New York City
January 2019 February 2019
Pratt-Johnson Carmen Diaz
New York City Region New York City Region New York City Region Capital Region