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 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.
  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.

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.


Click here to check out our wonderful annual awards and nominate a colleague this year !

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month

Christine Pearsall, elementary ESL teacher,  Patchogue-Medford School district, January 2015 motmfeb2015 Alison Stritzl Scott Freiberger MOTM-May 2015 summer2015 Daniel H. Oct 2015 Jessica Marchi Gretchen Oliver Courtney TurcerChristina Dawson Linda PelcJohn Balbi Catherine BoxPam Knittel

Elena DokshanskyMichelle MaturenCamille Embus Perez