NYS TESOL Member of the Month for April 2016

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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.
  5. View our rubric!

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for April 2016

Linda Pelc

Linda Pelc
New York City Region

Linda A. Pelc, PhD, Linguistics, has been teaching ESL and EFL for more than 35 years.  She taught for 8 years in Thessaloniki, Greece, and for the last 25+ years in New York at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.  Dr. Pelc has served as a teacher trainer for over 20 years, teaching Methods and Principles, Learner Assessment, and Authentic Materials at the New School for Social Research and New York University.  For 12+ years she worked as Instructional Facilitator for the New York City Department of Education training teachers of ESL adult basic education.  Dr. Pelc earned her PhD from CUNY Graduate Center.  Her doctorate examined language attrition among Greek bilinguals.
 
Dr. Pelc is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher's Award from NYS TESOL and also the Teacher of the Year award from LAC (Literary Assistance Center).
 
Dr. Pelc has served TESOL in various professional capacities over the last 40 years.   She served on the NYS TESOL Executive Board and recently served as Nominations Chair.  Dr. Pelc has mentored countless ESL and Adult Basic Education teachers over the last 40 years, providing encouragement and guidance and inspiration.

For 25 years now, NYS TESOL has nurtured her in her ongoing quest to be a better professional. Symposia, ODMACs, two-day conferences, three-day conferences and countless discussions with fellow members have served as the outward evidence of her affiliation, but the connection has gone much deeper. She has developed life-long collaborations and friendships and ideas exchanged in these encounters have informed her teaching tremendously. NYS TESOL does what an organization of its kind should do. It provides forums, in person and in print, for TESOL professionals to share their knowledge, ideas, concerns and inquiries. Pelc feels a sense of pride as a member of NYS TESOL.


 

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

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 






Christina Dawson
March 2016
Christina Dawson
Buffalo Region
Courtney TurcerFebruary 2016
Courtney Turcer
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Gretchen Oliver
January 2016
Gretchen Oliver
Capital Region
Jessica Marchi
December 2015
Jessica Marchi
Hudson Valley Region
Michael WittNovember 2015
Michael Witt
NYC Region
Joye Dawkins
November 2015
Joye Dawkins
NYC Region
Matty Espino
October 2015
Matty Espino
NYC Region
Daniel Heckmyer
September 2015
Daniel Heckmyer
Buffalo Region
summer2015
Summer 2015
Lissa Varas
Long Island Region
MOTM-May 2015
May 2015
Marjorie Stanton
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Scott Freiberger
April 2015
Scott Freiberger
NYC Region
Alison Stritzl
March 2015
Alison Stritzi
Long Island Region
Katya Kats
February 2015
Katya Kats
Capital Region
Christine Pearsall, elementary ESL teacher, Patchogue-Medford School district, January 2015
January 2015
Christine Pearsall
Long Island Region