NYS TESOL Member of the Month for September 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 September 2016

Michelle Maturen

Michelle Maturen
  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 research. 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.


 

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

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 







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