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Our Leadership

Board Members- Membership


Ching Ching Lin, VP Membership
vpmembership@nystesol.org 

Ching Ching Lin, Ed. D has more than thirteen years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students as a Social Studies and ESL teacher at a NYC public high school. She also has taught ESL at numerous colleges, including New Jersey Community College and Long Island Business Institute. Currently she teaches TESOL at Touro College. Ching Ching Lin holds a B. A. in Philosophy from Taiwan and an M.A. in Philosophy from the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY. She earned her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Montclair State University in 2012. She has published manuscripts on various topics related to ESL curriculum and instruction. Her research mainly focuses on tapping into funds of knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse students as emerging cosmopolitan intellectuals.


Joanne Beard, Mentoring Program Coordinator
mentoring_coordinator@nystesol.org

Joanne Beard has almost 30 years experience as a public educator, teaching and working with refugees and immigrants. She was the ESL Department Chair at Proctor High School in Utica, NY, and spent several years teaching at the UCSD Adult School. She served as President of NYS TESOL in 2006-2007 and Syracuse Conference Chair in 2004. Joanne has served NYS TESOL in many positions including Special Interest Group Chair, Hotel Liaison, Scheduling Chair, Proposal Reader, TESOL Liaison, and has assisted many committees through the years. She received the James A. Lyndon Distinguished Service Award in 2012 for service to NYS TESOL. She was a recipient of a Japan Memorial Fulbright Award and frequently participates in the Kosciuszko Foundation/UNESCO Teaching English in Poland Program. Joanne is currently an appointed member on the New York State Education Department Regents Advisory Committee for the ELA Standards. She is an adjunct instructor in the TESOL ITI at SUNY Oswego and supervises student teachers.