NYS TESOL Member of the Month for July 2016
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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 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.
– 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 July 2016
Hudson Valley Region
Pam has worked in the Poughkeepsie City School District for 9 years, as
a K-8 ENL teacher and K-12 District ENL Coach. She has a Bachelor's
degree in German, my Master's degree in TESOL, and she has
post-graduate work in Humanistic/Multicultural Education. All degrees
are from SUNY New Paltz.
She has been a member of NYS TESOL and TESOL since 2007,
and has had the opportunity to present at both conventions various
times. She has lived abroad in three countries and understands
what it's like to be immersed in a different language and culture. She
believes strongly that every child has the right to be bilingual, and
her efforts in school advocate to promote this belief for not only our
ELLs, but our mainstream English-speaking students. To that end,
although she works in an ENL stand-alone program (Poughkeepsie does not
have a bilingual program), she believes in the benefits of the
dual-language approach and hope that one day all students can achieve
the seal of biliteracy on their high school diploma.
Pam is so grateful for NYS TESOL as it has allowed her to connect with
colleagues across the state, not only through the listserv, but also
through conferences and local events. She believes we are stronger when
we learn and grow together, and her career is enriched with the
professional opportunities that NYS TESOL allows her.
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