NYS TESOL Member of the Month for September 2017
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
– 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.
– 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
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
O’Mayra C. Cruz, Ed.D.
New York City Region
is an English Language Learners Services Administrator at the New York
City Department of Education. She supports schools with ELL
instructional practices and compliance. She began her career in 1999 as
a teacher at a Dual Language School in Brooklyn, New York. She received
an M.Ed in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Adelphi University.
In 2012, she joined the NYC DOE central network office as a Data
Accountability administrator supporting schools with data
accountability and compliance. O’Mayra completed her Doctorate in
Educational Leadership in 2013 and has an advanced Certificate in
School and District Administration and Supervision. Today, she is
dedicated to promoting bilingual education, equity for all students,
and ensuring quality support to administrators, teachers and families.
a member of NYS TESOL means O’Mayra can effectively support teachers
and administrators across 250 schools in Brooklyn, New York with
meaningful resources to enhance student learning and educator
leadership. In her own professional learning sessions for
administrators and teachers, O’Mayra has incorporated targeted teaching
practices, shared at various NYS TESOL Regional workshops she has
attended. These practices have resulted in the enhancement of
pedagogical knowledge for new ELL teachers and has brought awareness of
current topics in the field to schools across the city. She has also
collaborated in various projects and has shared teaching concepts with
fellow NYS TESOL members and colleagues. She hopes to attend this
year’s NYS TESOL annual conference to network with colleagues and in
turn, empower ELL students everywhere.
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