Our Leadership

Board Members - Outreach

VP Outreach

Kimberly Wilder

Kimberly Wilder has been an early childhood educator for decades. She has enjoyed and studied languages since she was a child. She has taken classes in Russian, French, and Spanish. She has her B.A. in English from Roanoke College in Virginia. Recently. Kimberly earned her M.A. in TESOL from SUNY/Stony Brook. Kimberly has taught at public schools, private schools, Montessori-style nursery schools, and at the Walt Whitman Birthplace as a poetry teacher for school tours. She has also worked in communications in support of nonprofits, campaigns, and private schools. She lives in Riverhead, Long Island. Kimberly began attending NYS TESOL for school credit. Having learned from the workshops, resonated with the pedagogy, and admired the organization and community surrounding it, she offered to volunteer. She is excited to be on board as the VP Outreach.


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Sarah Elia, SUNY New Paltz

Sarah Elia is a lecturer at the Haggerty English Language Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. She also teaches at the International College of Chongqing University of Education in Chongqing, China. Sarah is editor of Secondary Accents, the Newsletter of the Secondary Schools Interest Section of TESOL International Association. She has taught English to adult learners at Dutchess Community College and The Cabrini Sisters “Center for New Americans”, both in New York. She has written articles for publications including the blog of the American Historical Association, History News, a magazine of the American Association for State and Local History, and The New York Times Learning Network. International Educator magazine highlighted her in an article about educational technology. She has presented at the NYS TESOL Annual Conference, Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, SUNY Language PACT and TESOL International Convention. She has been active in NYS TESOL serving as President, Second Vice President, Assistant Chair and Scheduling Chair of the 43rd Annual Conference, and Chair of the 44th Annual Conference. She holds a B.A. in music from Bard College and an M.S. in TESOL from SUNY New Paltz. 

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