NYS TESOL Member of the Month for June 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.
  5. View our rubric!

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
  June 2018

Tristan Thorne

Tristan Thorne
  New York City Region 

Tristan Thorne holds a BA in Language Studies from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has taught English in Spain, Japan, and the United States.

In addition to teaching at the American Language Program at Columbia University, Tristan is also a Curriculum Specialist for Tools for Clear Speech, an academic support program at CUNY's Baruch College that improves the oral communication skills of English language learners. His areas of interest include English pronunciation pedagogy, technology in the classroom, and the assessment of second language speaking skills.  

Since January 2016, Tristan has had the pleasure of serving as NYS TESOL's New York City Region Co-Chair, a position shared with Jordan Van Horn. This leadership opportunity has allowed him to help organize recurring workshops for the New York City TESOL community, including "Tech in Ten," co-sponsored by Tools for Clear Speech.

Other co-sponsored workshops include a semesterly writing workshop at Columbia University, coordinated by the American Language Program's Babi Kruchin, and "Night at the Museum," spearheaded by Jordan and co-sponsored by The Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia College.

What Tristan enjoys most about being a NYS TESOL member are the myriad possibilities for professional development, and he looks forward to collaborating with educators from all Special Interest Groups in the future.



 

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Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 




Iraida A. Bodre
May 2018
Iraida A. Bodre
NYC Region
Lucia Buttaro, PhD
April 2018
Dr. Lucia Buttaro
NYC Region
Meredith Van Schuyler
March 2018
Meredith Van Schuyler
Long Island Region
Dr. Seonhee Cho
February 2018
Dr. Seonhee Cho
NYC Region
Ali Safivand
January 2018
Ali Safivand
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Derek Baylor
December 2017
Derek Baylor
NYC Region
Deborah O'Brien-Smith
November 2017
Deborah O'Brien-Smith
Long Island Region
Aiko Pletch
October 2017
Aiko Pletch
Hudson Valley Region
O'Mayra C. Cruz
September 2017
O'Mayra C. Cruz, Ed.D
NYC Region
(Cho Hang) Jessica Lei
August 2017
(Cho Hang) Jessica Lei
NYC Region
Timea Kernacova Braun
July 2017
Timea Kernacova Braun
NYC Region
Kimberly Kim
June 2017
Kimberly Kim
NYC Region
Wen (Elyssa) Sun
May 2017
Wen (Elyssa) Sun
NYC Region
Shannon Spollen
April 2017
Shannon Spollen
Long Island Region
Kathleen McCann Klaiber
March 2017
Kathleen McCann Klaiber
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Lisa Rost Lewis
February 2017
Lisa Rost Lewis
Hudson Valley Region
Anna Ciriani Dean
January 2017
Anna Ciriana Dean
NYC Region
Ebru Altay Damkaci
December 2016
Ebru Altay Damkaci
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Denise Gonez Santos
November 2016
Denise Gonez Santos
Buffalo Region
Camille Embus Perez
October 2016
Camille Embus Perez
NYC Region
Michelle Maturen
September 2016
Michelle Maturen
NYC Region
Elena Dokshansky
August 2016
Elena Dokshansky
Buffalo Region
Pam Knittel
July 2016
Pam Knittel
Hudson Valley Region
Catherine Box
June 2016
Catherine Box
NYC Region
John Balbi
May 2016
John Balbi
NYC Region
Linda Pelc
April 2016
Linda Pelc
NYC Region
Christina Dawson
March 2016
Christina Dawson
Buffalo Region
Courtney TurcerFebruary 2016
Courtney Turcer
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Gretchen Oliver
January 2016
Gretchen Oliver
Capital Region
Jessica Marchi
December 2015
Jessica Marchi
Hudson Valley Region
Michael WittNovember 2015
Michael Witt
NYC Region
Joye Dawkins
November 2015
Joye Dawkins
NYC Region
Matty Espino
October 2015
Matty Espino
NYC Region
Daniel Heckmyer
September 2015
Daniel Heckmyer
Buffalo Region
summer2015
Summer 2015
Lissa Varas
Long Island Region
MOTM-May 2015
May 2015
Marjorie Stanton
Rochester/Syracuse Region
Scott Freiberger
April 2015
Scott Freiberger
NYC Region
Alison Stritzl
March 2015
Alison Stritzi
Long Island Region
Katya Kats
February 2015
Katya Kats
Capital Region
Christine Pearsall, elementary ESL teacher, Patchogue-Medford School district, January 2015
January 2015
Christine Pearsall
Long Island Region