NYS TESOL Member of the Month for July 2019

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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.
  5. View our rubric!

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for July 2019

Abby Porter

Abby Porter Mack
New York City Region
(view video below)

Abby Porter introductory video

Abby Porter, MA, is a language lecturer within the American Language Institute. She has taught ESL reading, writing, grammar, and academic listening and speaking at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has a graduate degree in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Spanish from the University of Evansville. Her research interests include second language literacy, second language assessment, and Mobile Assisted Language Learning.




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 2015motmfeb2015 Alison StritzlScott Freiberger MOTM-May 2015 summer2015Daniel H.Oct 2015Jessica MarchiGretchen OliverCourtney TurcerChristina DawsonLinda PelcJohn BalbiCatherine 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                 Lucia Buttaro, PhD        Iraida A. Bodre


       January 2018                       February 2018               March 2018                     April 2018                    May 2018
       Ali Safivand                       Dr. Seonhee Cho          Meredith Van Schuyler    Dr. Lucia Buttaro       Iraida A. Bodre
 Rochester/Syracuse Region   New York City Region     Long Island Region     New York City Region  New York City Region

Tristan C. Thorne    Kara Muldoon    Faith TrippSusanne MarcusKaroline Kaon

June 2018                           July 2018                                 August 2018                 September 2018           October 2018
Tristan C. Thorne                Kara Muldoon                         Faith Tripp                   Susanne Marcus          Karoline Kaon
New York City Region         Rochester/Syracuse Region Long Island Region        Long Island Region     New York City Region

George MorrisTilla AlexanderYvonne Pratt-JohnsonCarmen DiazMaria Hartmann

November 2018            December 2018               January 2019                 February 2019           March 2019

George Morris              Tilla Alexander              Yvonne Pratt-Johnson  Carmen Diaz            Maria Hartmann

New York City Region   New York City Region    New York City Region  Capital Region        Long Island Region

Suzanne Kaplan-FonsecaÖzge YolDr. Joshua Pangborn

April 2019                           May 2019              June 2019

Suzanne Kaplan-Fonseca    Özge Yol              Dr. Joshua Pangborn
New York City Region    Rochester/Syracuse   New York City