NYS TESOL SIGs

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the Regions are the heart of NYS TESOL. Together, these communities provide the means to ensure greater participation of individual membership in our professional organization.

Goals of the SIGs:
As microcosms of NYS TESOL, the SIGs adhere to the goals of the association as identified in the NYS TESOL Constitution:

  • To provide professional development, participation and leadership;
  • To provide for study and research;
  • To disseminate information relevant to the organization;
  • To work cooperatively toward the improvement of instruction in all programs which seek to provide students with an opportunity to acquire English language skills and proficiency, whether they can be carried out in monolingual or bilingual modes of instruction;
  • To promote empathy and respect for the native culture and language of all students of English, whether they are learning in a bilingual or monolingual context.

Ching Ching Lin is our Director of SIGs

Contact her at sigs@nystesol.org



Adult Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at  esladult@nystesol.org

Tilla Alexander

Emily Burnett

Fatma Ghailan

Elke Stappert



Applied Linguistics SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at appliedlinguistics@nystesol.org

Sarah Creider

Yu Jung Han

Christine Jacknick




 Bilingual/Dual Language SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at bilingual@nystesol.org

Kellie Griffith


Frederic Bernal Lim

Luz Angela Ochoa Macias




Elementary Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at elementary@nystesol.org

Susan Calix

Adriana DiScipio

Mona  Narcisse

Brigitte Pittarelli



Higher Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at highered@nystesol.org

Lubie Alatriste

Yasmeen Coaxum

Cesar Alejandro Galindo

Paul Shively

Hanaa Wahba



Secondary Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at secondary@nystesol.org

George Geist

Carrie Kay

Lauren McCoy

Laura Silver



Special Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at specialeducation@nystesol.org

Amanda Chansingh

Isqadar Mikat

Jamie Scripps

Chelsea Ann Stinton



Teacher Education SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at teachereducation@nystesol.org

Seonhee Cho

Beth Clark-Gareca



Technology-Enhanced Language Learning SIG Leadership Team 2020

Contact them at techlearning@nystesol.org

Amany Alkhayat 

Christopher Nazzaro

Christine Rosalia

D. Baylor

Christian Perticone