Please join me in congratulating our newly elected President-Elect, Board Members, and Nominating Committee Members. They are named below.
I look forward to serving with them and I know they look forward to serving you. Don't hesitate to tug on our sleeves with questions or suggestions, or if you're just kind enough to want to help out.
To paraphrase Pogo, we have met the membership and they are us :-). We are starting out 2011 with a new strategic plan, a new communications strategy, and a continuing commitment to help TESOL become a place where "everybody knows your name" (and yes, now I steal from "Cheers," an old 80s sitcom).
I hope you'll be able to join us in New Orleans to celebrate TESOL's 45th birthday, and in any and all cases, may 2011 bring health, prosperity, and happiness to you and yours.
My very best,
Newly Elected TESOL Leaders
Suzanne Panferov, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Board of Directors
Tim Collins, National-Louis University, Wheeling, Illinois, USA
Diane Carter, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2011 Nominating Committee
Adult Education Programs
Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas, A&M University-Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning Houston, Texas, USA
Martha Lengeling, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Elementary and Secondary Education Programs
Lydia Stack, San Francisco, California, USA
Higher Education Programs
Anne Katz, The New School, San Francisco, California, USA
Intensive English Programs and Bicultural Centers
Kay Davis, U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
Toni Hull, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Moscow, Russia
Mary Romney, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Luciana de Oliveira, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA