NYS TESOL Member of the Month for May 2015

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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 May 2015

Marjorie Stanton-motm may 2015

Marjorie Stanton
Rochester/Syracuse Region

Marjorie Stanton is extremely committed to her students. She spends countless hours in and out of the classroom making sure that her students (most impoverished) are provided for educationally and in life. She does a lot of translation work for no pay, because she knows that her students' families have the right and desire to be informed. As sometimes she is the only person who can do exactly what she does, she is often spread thin but always accomplishes things with a positive attitude and a smile. Though she is in the elementary school, Marjorie has made a lasting impression on all of her students and they continue to see her as a mentor all the way through high school. Without Marjorie in our district, many families would be at a loss. She advocates for each and every one of her students. Marjorie also knows her students' families so well that she is often in a place that some of these families feel like she is the only person they can trust and seek her out in many situations. It is because of Marjorie's insistence that one of our students is getting proper services and is now on the way to flourishing academically. Marjorie is an all-around amazing person, very humble and always willing to give advice and help out where needed.


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

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 

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