NYS TESOL Member of the Month Archive
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates
a commitment to the field.
- Rewards – In addition to 12 months of
recognition on our website, each year the 12 Members of the Month will
be entered into a Raffle for a complimentary registration to the NYS
TESOL Annual Conference.
- Process – Click the link below and tell us
about your nominee’s 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 January 2015
Congratulations to Christine Pearsall, an
elementary ESL teacher in the Patchogue-Medford School district, and
the inaugural NYS TESOL Member of the Month for January 2015. Christine
was nominated by a long-standing colleague from Patchogue-Medford who
affirms that, "Christine goes above and beyond to support her students
and their families."
Christine's service outside school hours includes working with parents
to share information vital to student success. Partnering with the
Patchogue-Medford public library, Christine develops multi-media
presentations and workshops for both native-English speaking and
non-native English speaking parents, including local organizations such
as Madres Latinas. Christine goes beyond her job description at school,
as well. She is an advocate for her students, and works tirelessly to
seek out resources and support for ELLs. She also supports her educator
colleagues, mentoring new teachers and sharing her technology resources
and skills with any and all who are interested. Christine organized the
school-based Bilingual Information Nights program to inform parents
about school policies and procedures and is instrumental in preparing
material for district-wide use at Bilingual Nights.
In 2013-14, Christine was selected to serve as a district ESL coach,
sharing her knowledge and expertise in ESL methodologies with
colleagues in her building. Christine also shares her knowledge and
experience with colleagues around the state as a presenter at NYS TESOL
conferences and other professional development events.
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