NYS TESOL Member of the Month for September 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.
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to the field and/or our community of educators and students. A
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for September 2016
New York City Region
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2004, Michelle
first worked teaching English in Brittany through the French Embassy’s Teaching
Assistant program. Michelle then joined the New York City Teaching
Fellows as an ESL Fellow in 2005. She has taught ESL/ENL in grades K-10 in
both transitional bilingual and freestanding English-as-a-Second-Language
programs during her tenure as a teacher and ELL Program Coordinator in New York
City. She has provided instruction through self-contained, co-teaching,
integrated, and stand-alone ESL/ENL models. Michelle has also
served as a mentor to new teachers enrolled in alternative route
non-traditional teacher preparation programs (NYCTF and Teach for America), and
she continues to host student teachers each year. Her areas of interest
include the influence of native language development on second language
acquisition, mindset, and the alignment of educational policy and academic
Being a member of NYS TESOL
allows me access to a forum for exchanging ideas with other professionals
in my field, including expert opinions on current concerns around
education policy for ELLs. I also appreciate the seminars and workshops
offered through the organization that help me to craft my instruction.
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