2018 Teacher Materials Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 NYS TESOL Teacher Materials Grants Recipients!


Danielle Gurrant, ENL and Special Education teacher, and Kelly Schirmer, ENL and Speech Pathologist, work collaboratively at York Central School District, New York. Mrs. Schirmer and Ms. Gurrant are using their teacher grant funds to purchase materials and resources for their newly created “ENL Club.” The club focuses on promoting social relationships while discovering new information about American culture and sharing traditions from native countries.

Higher Education

Dr. Cheryl Comeau-Kirschner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic Literacy and Linguistics at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) where she teaches developmental reading and writing, critical thinking, and forensic linguistics. She will use her grant funds to develop a reproducible workbook to accompany the textbook for CRT 100.6, which is a critical thinking course for advanced composition English language learners.