NYS TESOL Member of the Month for February 2015
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- 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 February 2015
to Katya Kats, an elementary school ESL teacher in the Cohoes City
School District in our Capital Region, and the newest NYS TESOL Member
of the Month! The colleague nominating our February winner affirms that
Katya does not allow her job title to restrict the reach of her
influence. She is not only committed to her students, but also to their
families. Katya holds an ESL Welcome Picnic in the beginning of each
school year to meet all of the families whose children she will be
teaching. She serves as an interpreter during parent-teacher
conferences for families of her own students, and for any other
families in need of translation services. In addition, Katya volunteers
to help parents after her work day, with health and legal matters.
After school, Katya can often be found in her classroom helping her
students with homework and assignments. Her colleague states that
Katya's own experiences as an emigre and English Language Learner give
her a vantage point that greatly assists the families she serves, while
also allowing her to share authentic knowledge and ideas with her
students that have global implications. Katya goes out of her way to
help ensure that all of her ELL learners and their families have a
smooth transition to their school district and to the country.
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