Submit a nomination

Who Inspires You? Use this special opportunity to recognize someone who makes a difference in our NYS TESOL community. NYS TESOL offers 18 different award categories to highlight the incredible contributions of students and families, educators, and those who serve. We present winners with their awards at NYS TESOL's 53rd Annual Conference on November 3rd & 4th 2023, in-person at the Hilton Downtown Albany. Please make your submissions by September 29th.

Here’s a list of the awards categories: Family Award, Seal of Biliteracy Scholarship, Outstanding High School Graduate, Full Circle Scholarship, James E. Weaver Memorial Award, Teacher Materials Grant, Co-Teaching Pair of the Year, Elementary School ESOL Teacher of the Year, Middle School ESOL Teacher of the Year, High School ESOL Teacher of the Year, Adult Education ESOL Teacher of the Year, College ESOL Professor of the Year, TESOL Professor of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Marie and Richard Baecher Teacher Leadership Award, James A. Lydon Distinguished Service Award, NYS TESOL Recognition Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For a full description of each award, please go here:

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