NYS TESOL Member of the Month for April 2018

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  1. Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
  2. Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
  3. Rewards – In addition to 12 months of recognition on our web site, each year the 12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
  4. Process – Click the link below and tell us about your nominees contributions to the field and/or our community of educators and students.  A NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly winner.

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
  April 2018

Dr. Lucia Buttaro

Lucia Buttaro, PhD
 New York City Region 


Dr. Buttaro is currently Chair of the Program of TESOL at Touro College. Highly skilled in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as conversational Italian and Spanish, she is experienced in coaching teachers at their respective schools in dual language, Spanish, ESL and Multicultural Diversity by combining SIOP/Danielson and Common Core State Standards.

Dr. Buttaro is passionate about her work to develop quality educational programs for ELLs/ bilingual children in the U.S. Dr. Buttaro has presented nationally as well as internationally. Most recently she was the keynote speaker for the Dual Language conference at the Universidad de Alcala, Spain. Dr. Buttaro has written extensively in the areas of bilingual education, home language literacy, and language diversity. The numerous awards and nominations she has received for her work are a testament to her unsurpassed contributions, dedication, and commitment to the field of Bilingual Education.


Check out our wonderful annual awards and nominate a colleague this year !

Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month

Christine Pearsall, elementary ESL teacher,  Patchogue-Medford School district, January 2015 motmfeb2015 Alison Stritzl Scott Freiberger MOTM-May 2015 summer2015 Daniel H. Oct 2015 Jessica Marchi Gretchen Oliver Courtney TurcerChristina Dawson Linda PelcJohn Balbi Catherine BoxPam Knittel

Elena DokshanskyMichelle MaturenCamille Embus PerezDenise Gonez SantosEbru Altay DamkaciAnna Ciriani Dean
Lisa Rost LewisKathleen McCann KlaiberShannon SpollenWen (Elyssa) SunKimberly KimTimea Kernacova Braun
Cho Hang (Jessica) LeiO'Mayra Cruz, Ed.D.Aiko PletchDeborah O'Brien-SmithDerek Baylor
Ali Safivand           Dr. Seonhee Cho       Meredith Van Schuyler


       January 2018                       February 2018                March 2018
       Ali Safivand                       Dr. Seonhee Cho          Meredith Van Schuyler 
 Rochester/Syracuse Region    New York City Region     Long Island Region