- Eligibility – Nominee is
a current NYS
- Selection Criteria –
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.
NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for April 2016
New York City Region
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
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.
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.