NYS TESOL Member of the Month for November 2016

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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 November 2016


Denise Gonez Santos
  Buffalo Region

Denise Gonez-Santos was born in Buffalo, New York to Ana and Eduvijis Gonez. She has 32 years of experience in education, focusing her career on the education of children learning English as a second language. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree at D'Youville College and her Master's in Education at SUNY Buffalo. Currently, Denise is the Executive Director of the Regional Bilingual Education - Resource Network (RBE-RN) West located at Erie 1 BOCES. Denise began her career as a bilingual education teacher at Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy in Buffalo, NY. She is the recipient of numerous education and community service awards and states that her happiest achievement in life is that of wife to Miguel Santos and mother to their two sons Jacob (22) and Lucas (18).


NYS TESOL is an amazing professional network that has allowed her to connect with colleagues all over the state educating English Language Learners. The organization's activities and support gives her the chance to learn and grow professionally. Her absolute favorite part of the NYS TESOL organization is the wonderful and truly gifted teacher members in the Buffalo Region she gets to work with closely each year. They make local NYS TESOL activities worthwhile in every way and she loves them all.

 

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

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 





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