NYS TESOL Member of the Month for October 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
  October 2017

Aiko Pletch

Aiko Pletch
Hudson Valley

Aiko Pletch is a lecturer at the State University of New York in New Paltz in the Haggerty English Language Program and she is honored to be this month’s NYS TESOL Member of the Month.

She has been a teacher for over 15 years and has been at SUNY for the past 6 helping students from all parts of the world pursue their goals to achieve academic success in the US. In addition to classes which focus on developing core skills of English, she has taught and developed courses which focus on teaching academic survival skills and understanding American culture.  Aiko also co-coordinates a conversation partners program that helps match ESL students with American students on campus for one on one conversations in English.

While a member of NYS TESOL, Aiko has enjoyed and benefited from the annual conferences both as an attendee and a participant. In addition, regular newsletters and being a part of the NYS TESOL listserv allows Aiko to stay up to date in trends in ENL teaching and in the challenges and successes that her colleagues face each day.


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
Cho Hang (Jessica) LeiO'Mayra Cruz, Ed.D.