NYS TESOL Member of the Month for August 2017

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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
  August 2017

Cho Hang (Jessica) Lei
Cho Hang (Jessica) Lei, New York City Region

Cho Hang (Jessica) Lei is a EFL student from Macau SAR, China. She is currently doing her Master’s degree in TESOL (General ) at Teachers College, Columbia University. Being taught English in a exam-oriented approach, she recognised this was not effective in helping students develop their communicative competence in English at all. Therefore, after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in ESL at the University of Macau, she decided to pursue a higher degree in the U.S. in the hope of bringing innovative teaching methods and techniques back to her city.

Jessica became a member of NYS TESOL in 2016 when she volunteered at the annual conference in Syracuse. She was fascinated and inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of the teachers. She also attended a Tech in Ten workshop organised by NYS TESOL, in which she learned a lot of innovative classroom technology to improve teaching quality and enhance teaching effectiveness. She then volunteered to serve as a Publicity Chair and Publisher Liaison for the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference 2017. Jessica has also volunteered as a teaching assistant at Chinatown Literacy project, in which weekly ESL lessons are offered to Chinese-speaking English language learners.


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