NYS TESOL Member of the Month for February 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 February 2017

Lisa Rost Lewis
Lisa  Rost  Lewis
  Hudson Valley Region

Lisa has a BA in Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and an MA in TESOL from Eastern Michigan University. She has enjoyed teaching ELL students at SUNY New Paltz’s Haggerty English Language Program for more than 20 years as both a full-time faculty member and an adjunct. She additionally provided teacher training in SUNY New Paltz’s Masters in TESOL program for several years, and continues to work with international teachers in summer pedagogical workshops. Previously, she worked with ELLs at various schools in Michigan and in Japan.


Over the years NYS TESOL has offered Lisa important opportunities to connect with other ESL professionals and be inspired. Interacting with teachers from other programs and interest sections has opened her eyes to the vast talent and dedication in our field. The ideas and techniques that are shared at the conferences always motivate her.


She also appreciates the fact that creating a poster or presentation for a conference helps her look at her own teaching in new ways. Co-presenting with other educators has especially given her new perspectives on how to teach. And she’s happy to know that the best part of collaborating in our professional organization is that the people who benefit the most are our students.


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