NYS TESOL Member of the Month for March 2018

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  1. Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
  2. Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
  3. Rewards – In addition to 12 months of recognition on our web site, each year the 12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
  4. Process – 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 winner.

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
  March 2018

Dr. Seonhee Cho

Meredith Van Schuyler
 Long Island Region 


Meredith's experience in the field of TESOL has been diverse. She has taught EFL in Africa, Japan, and China, has served as Academic Director of an Intensive English Program, and has instructed adult ELLs in private and community programs. 

For the past 17 years, she has taught ENL in public school settings on Long Island. As a lead ENL teacher in the Hempstead district, she helped design an after school program for Newcomers. Meredith is also an original member of the Long Island ESOL Professional Committee at Molloy College and has helped organize the LI ESOL conference held there each spring.


Meredith has been an active member of NYS TESOL since 2000.  She has served as Awards Chair since 2006, and prior to that, was Regional Chair on the Executive Board and Elementary SIG coordinator. She values her membership with NYS TESOL for the connection to colleagues and best practices.


Check out our wonderful annual awards and nominate a colleague this year !

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month

Christine Pearsall, elementary ESL teacher,  Patchogue-Medford School district, January 2015 motmfeb2015 Alison Stritzl Scott Freiberger MOTM-May 2015 summer2015 Daniel H. Oct 2015 Jessica Marchi Gretchen Oliver Courtney TurcerChristina Dawson Linda PelcJohn Balbi Catherine BoxPam Knittel

Elena DokshanskyMichelle MaturenCamille Embus PerezDenise Gonez SantosEbru Altay DamkaciAnna Ciriani Dean
Lisa Rost LewisKathleen McCann KlaiberShannon SpollenWen (Elyssa) SunKimberly KimTimea Kernacova Braun
Cho Hang (Jessica) LeiO'Mayra Cruz, Ed.D.Aiko PletchDeborah O'Brien-SmithDerek Baylor
Ali Safivand           Ali Safivand

       January 2018                       February 2018
       Ali Safivand                       Dr. Seonhee Cho
 Rochester/Syracuse Region    New York City Region