Introducing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year

Anne Marie Foerster Luu is the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year, presented by National Geographic Learning. Read about Anne Marie in the February 2013 issue of TESOL Connections.

Hello colleagues, friends, and “friends I have not yet met.” My name is Anne Marie Foerster Luu. I am pleased to introduce myself and invite you to participate with me in this blog. I am currently a National Board Certified ESOL teacher working in a public K-5 setting and serving as an adjunct in a MA-TESOL program. My background also includes higher education administration and secondary school teaching. I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, and a sister; all identities that help me to be the teacher that I am and help me to become the teacher that I need to be. I am comfortable with complex and difficult questions and happy in the pursuit of answers. So, again, I would like to invite you to join me in this blog as a conversation within our community.

My interests are turning student questions and concerns into the basis of our language learning, challenging students to see the thrill of the question without the need for definitive answers, and helping students find role-models in family and take pride in their personal histories. Let’s talk about centering the student, building community, and working together toward our collective success at transforming the mundane into the magnificent.

I hope to see you online when I initiate the discussion with my first blog entry to ask, “Does it matter?”

See photos from Anne Marie’s classroom!

If you’re attending the TESOL 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo in Dallas, Texas, USA (20–23 March), be sure to check out Anne Marie’s session, titled “Best Practices for ELT Excellence.” You can read about the session and find out more details using the convention’s online itinerary planner.

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu is currently a National Board Certified ESOL teacher working in a public K–5 setting and serving as an adjunct in a MA-TESOL program. She is the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year.
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2 Responses to Introducing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year

  1. Robert says:

    As a student teacher aspiring to teach ESOL, I greatly appreciate Anne Marie’s words. Thank you, and congratulations!

  2. Home Tuition says:

    Many many congrats to Anne Marie. Your students must be very proud.

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