New members: Monique Bloomfield, Marissa Kwasniak, Lorna Swaine-Abdallah, Faith Baer, Ashleigh Bowers, Maria-Rosario Cala, Alexandria Capozzi, Michael Duffy, Melissa Erikson, Julia Gallagher, Meghan McGowan, Petra A Mencia, Michelle Randolph, Valerie Sowinski, Lynn Zendano, Isis Monteza, Kristen Anderson, Christian Perticone Miriam Ramos, Rosanne Vogel, Lisa Giardina, Amy Booth, Jo Ann Miles, Eneida Corona Mirra, Richard Gomes, Claire McHugh, Lisa Carboy, Alexandra Freitas, Shea Dean, and John Ibarra

Spotlighting 2 NYS TESOL Members

NYS TESOL Member of Summer Lissa Varas

NYS TESOL Member of September Daniel Heckmyer


Learn more about Lissa and Daniel on our Member of the Month page.

New York State has hundreds of dedicated ESOL educators and administrators going above and beyond their daily jobs to serve ELL students, their parents, teachers in training, and each other.


In celebration of all that you do, NYS TESOL has launched the new Member of the Month program to honor and recognize the volunteer service of our members.


Click here to nominate a colleague or yourself now.


And thanks so much for all you do!


Saturday September 19, 2015 Exec. Board meeting Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Saturday October 17, 2015 Exec. Board meeting Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Friday Saturday November 13-14, 2015 Exec. Board meeting & NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference White Plains, NY

Call for Poster Presentations- NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference

Pre-registration now open for the NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference at the following URL :

  1. Annual Conference pre-registration [PO only]
  2. Annual Conference pre-registration materials
  3. Conference location & pricing
  4. Conference Overview

Proposed new organizational structure for NYS TESOL: please see screenshot. Voting is from Sept 25-Oct 10 (for NYS TESOL members).

Proposed new job descriptions for NYS TESOL: please review job descriptions here. Voting is from Sept 25-Oct 10 (for NYS TESOL members).

Please be informed that among a number of new administrative appointments at NYSED, two appointments affecting our profession took place at the Deputy and Assistant Commissioner levels last week, effective Sept. 17, 2015:
Angelica Infante-Green, former Associate Commissioner for Bilingual Education and World Languages, was appointed Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Office of Instructional Support
Lissette Colon-Collins, former assistant to Angelica, was appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages.

Appointment recommendations are available at the following URL

The 2015 NYS ELL Parent Conference in NYC - Thursday Oct 29, 2015, 9:00am - 2:00pm- register now! Download flyer here.

AdultEd/IEP Mini-Conference- Saturday October 17, 2015

Call for Nominations- NYS TESOL Annual Awards- deadline extended to Oct 9, 2015. Go to awards page for more information.

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