NYS TESOL Member of the Month for August 2018
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
– 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.
– 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
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for August 2018
Long Island Region
Faith holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Franciscan
University of Steubenville, a M.S. in Education Administration and
Supervision from Fordham University, and an Advanced Certificate in
TESOL from Molloy College. Faith grew up in Bayside, Queens and enjoyed
learning about her friends’ diverse languages and cultures from a young
age. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad living in Gaming,
Austria and her love of language and culture continued to grow.
After graduating in 2003, Faith was hired as a sixth grade teacher at
I.S. 62 in Brooklyn. Her students were from Southeast Asia, the
Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Central America and she strived to
create a space that honored and celebrated their diversity. She also
realized that working with ELLs was her passion! Faith went on to teach
sixth and seventh grade English at P.S./M.S. 200, second grade in a
Mandarin Dual Language program at P.S. 163 in Flushing, and ENL at West
Hempstead High School. She has also been an adjunct professor of TESOL
at Molloy College and Stony Brook University. Currently, Faith serves
as the principal of the Chestnut Street School and the Director of ENL
in the West Hempstead Union Free School District.
Faith’s membership in NYS TESOL inspired her to share her work with a
larger audience. She has presented numerous workshops at the annual NYS
TESOL Convention, NYSABE, LACUS, LI ESOL, LILAC, and for the NYC DOE.
In addition, her work has been featured in publications such as Growing
a Growth Mindset: Unlocking Character Strengths Through Children’s
Literature as well as Co-Teaching for English Language Learners: A
Guide for Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and
Reflection. In October, she received the Educator of Excellence
award at the For Us, By Us Conference at Molloy College.
Faith is married and has two children and three fur babies. She is
grateful that she is able to spend every day working with and
advocating for English Language Learners. She is fortunate to work with
an amazing team of educators who share her passion. The relationships
that she has made through NYS TESOL continue to inspire her and she
knows she finally found her tribe.
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
Tristan C. Thorne Kara Muldoon
New York City Region Rochester/Syracuse Region