NYS TESOL Member of the Month for October 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 October 2018

Karoline Kaon

Karoline Kaon
  New York City Region 

Karoline Kaon is a native New Yorker, whose TESOL journey began translating documents at the age of five, for her parents. She earned her B.A. in Linguistics at Binghamton University. Upon graduation, she taught geography, science and math courses in China. This experience motivated her to apply for andreceive a Fulbright English Teaching position in Taiwan for a year.

Bringing back this experience to the United States, she enrolled in an intensive M.A. TESOL program at her alma mater. Karoline is working full time as a NYC Public School teacher and part time towards her M.S in Bilingual Education at City College.

Karoline’s involvement with NYS TESOL began with volunteering for the 2017 NYS TESOL Annual Conference. To get more involved with the organization, she is serving as the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference 2019 co-chair, which will be held at Binghamton University for its 40th Anniversary. NYS TESOL has been a wonderful opportunity to connect with professionals in the field and enhance own practice in the classroom.


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 Stritzl Scott Freiberger MOTM-May 2015 summer2015 Daniel H. Oct 2015 Jessica MarchiGretchen Oliver Courtney TurcerChristina Dawson Linda 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 Marcus

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