NYS TESOL Member of the Month Archive
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates
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– In addition to 12 months of recognition on our website, each year the
12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a
complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
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to the field and/or our community of educators and students. A
NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for October 2015
Matty Espino began his career teaching English to speakers of other
languages in 2009. Over the past six years, he has taught students of
all ages in South Korea, California, and New York. His passion and
dedication to helping students and teachers is what caused him to
pursue his MA degree in TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University.
He became involved with NYS TESOL as a registration volunteer for his
first Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC) in 2014.
forward a few months later, Matty was appointed conference chair for
the ALWC in 2015. He contributed hours, days, and weeks of time to lead
the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference committee to a great
success. This intensive activity contributed to the professional
development of more than 250 attendees from New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut and abroad. Jeanie Faulkner, the NYS TESOL
liaison for ALWC 2015, states, “The conference team participated in a
very positive career development experience that will benefit them
thanks to the strong support provided by Matty's leadership skills and
knowledge.” Additionally, she adds, “Matty is a really fun and nice guy
who also is a strong leader and adept problem solver.”
Ultimately, NYS TESOL benefitted in pursuit of its mission to advance
and enrich the TESOL field.
received his MA degree in TESOL last May and has chosen to continue his
graduate career by pursuing his Masters of Education in Applied
Linguistics at Teachers College. Additionally, he now serves as the
program manager for the programs in Philosophy and Education, History
and Education, and Cultural Studies at Teachers College. As he
continues to build his knowledge of research in second language
teaching and learning, he looks forward to further contributing to the
field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics by maintaining his commitment to
helping students and teachers.
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