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

Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
  September 2017

O’Mayra C. Cruz, Ed.D.

O’Mayra C. Cruz, Ed.D.
New York City Region

O’Mayra 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.
Being 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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Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month 





(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
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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
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Christine Pearsall
Long Island Region