NYS TESOL Member of the Month for May 2019

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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.
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for May 2019

Ozge Yol


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Ozge Yol 
Rochester/Syracuse Region


Özge Yol is a doctoral candidate of Educational Theory and Practice at Binghamton University, and her research focuses on TESOL, second language writing, and teacher education. She holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language with a concentration in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. Her B.A. is in English Language Teaching, with a minor in German Language, from  Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Right after graduating from college for almost 10 years ago, Özge started her profession as an English language instructor at Bilkent University School of Foreign Language in Turkey. She taught English for Academic Purposes through an integrated skills approach to Turkish students with various levels of proficiency and mixed abilities. Motivated to extend her knowledge in the field, she decided to pursue an M.A. degree in the U.S. and came to Arizona around 6 years ago. During her M.A. studies in Arizona, she continued working as an English language instructor and taught freshman composition courses to international students for two years. 

Having started her doctoral studies in upstate New York, she had opportunities to broaden her teaching experiences to the K-12 context. She designed and coordinated an after-school writing program for ELLs at a local middle school and closely worked with in-service and pre-service ESL teachers. She also taught various pedagogy and theory-based courses in the M.A. TESOL program of Binghamton University.  She is currently working on her dissertation, which focuses on second language writing instruction for adolescent ELLs, as a Couper fellow.

Özge is passionate about teaching English, and she loves being in the classroom with learners.  She thinks there is not an end to the journey of learning, and classrooms as the microcosm of this global and cosmopolitan world are hubs for growth. She enjoys learning from and together with her students! She would like to continue her career by working with teacher candidates of linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.

Valuing the interaction and collaboration among teachers, scholars, graduate students, and language learners, Özge thanks NYS TESOL for creating such a welcoming and supportive space and building a community practicing sharing.  She is honored to be the member of the month as well as of NYS TESOL.


 

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Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 













Suzanne Kaplan-Fonseca

April 2019
Suzanne 
Kaplan-Fonseca NYC Region 
    

Maria Hartmann
March 2019
Maria Hartmann
Long Island Region
Carmen Diaz
February 2019
Carmen Diaz
Capital Region
Yvonne Pratt-Johnson
January 2019
Yvonne Pratt-Johnson
NYC Region
Tilla Alexander
December 2018
Tilla Alexander
NYC Region

George Morris

November 2018
George Morris
NYC Region
Karoline Kaon
October 2018
Karoline Kaon
NYC Region
Susanne Marcus
September 2018
Susanne Marcus
Long Island Region
Faith Tripp
August 2018
Faith Tripp
Long Island Region
Kara Muldoon
July 2018
Kara Muldoon
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Tristan C. Thorne
June 2018
Tristan Thorne
NYC Region
Iraida A. Bodre
May 2018
Iraida A. Bodre
NYC Region
Lucia Buttaro, PhD
April 2018
Dr. Lucia Buttaro
NYC Region
Meredith Van Schuyler
March 2018
Meredith Van Schuyler
Long Island Region
Dr. Seonhee Cho
February 2018
Dr. Seonhee Cho
NYC Region
Ali Safivand
January 2018
Ali Safivand
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Derek Baylor
December 2017
Derek Baylor
NYC Region
Deborah O'Brien-Smith
November 2017
Deborah O'Brien-Smith
Long Island Region
Aiko Pletch
October 2017
Aiko Pletch
Hudson Valley Region
O'Mayra C. Cruz
September 2017
O'Mayra C. Cruz, Ed.D
NYC Region
(Cho Hang) Jessica Lei
August 2017
(Cho Hang) Jessica Lei
NYC Region
Timea Kernacova Braun
July 2017
Timea Kernacova Braun
NYC Region
Kimberly Kim
June 2017
Kimberly Kim
NYC Region
Wen (Elyssa) Sun
May 2017
Wen (Elyssa) Sun
NYC Region
Shannon Spollen
April 2017
Shannon Spollen
Long Island Region
Kathleen McCann Klaiber
March 2017
Kathleen McCann Klaiber
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Lisa Rost Lewis
February 2017
Lisa Rost Lewis
Hudson Valley Region
Anna Ciriani Dean
January 2017
Anna Ciriana Dean
NYC Region
Ebru Altay Damkaci
December 2016
Ebru Altay Damkaci
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Denise Gonez Santos
November 2016
Denise Gonez Santos
Buffalo Region
Camille Embus Perez
October 2016
Camille Embus Perez
NYC Region
Michelle Maturen
September 2016
Michelle Maturen
NYC Region
Elena Dokshansky
August 2016
Elena Dokshansky
Buffalo Region
Pam Knittel
July 2016
Pam Knittel
Hudson Valley Region
Catherine Box
June 2016
Catherine Box
NYC Region
John Balbi
May 2016
John Balbi
NYC Region
Linda Pelc
April 2016
Linda Pelc
NYC Region
Christina Dawson
March 2016
Christina Dawson
Buffalo Region
Courtney TurcerFebruary 2016
Courtney Turcer
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Gretchen Oliver
January 2016
Gretchen Oliver
Capital Region
Jessica Marchi
December 2015
Jessica Marchi
Hudson Valley Region
Michael WittNovember 2015
Michael Witt
NYC Region
Joye Dawkins
November 2015
Joye Dawkins
NYC Region
Matty Espino
October 2015
Matty Espino
NYC Region
Daniel Heckmyer
September 2015
Daniel Heckmyer
Buffalo Region
summer2015
Summer 2015
Lissa Varas
Long Island Region
MOTM-May 2015
May 2015
Marjorie Stanton
Rochester/Syracuse Region
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