Vol. 11, Issue 2, December 2010


The Outstanding Teacher Award 2010
Maria G. Dove, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
MS TESOL Program
Division of Education
Molloy College

Maria G. Dove, Ed. D., recepient of the Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Dove is a most exceptional professional, with outstanding accomplishments as a veteran ESL teacher who taught K-5 ESL for 25 years in the Valley Stream School District. As a researcher, Dr. Dove is currently researching ESL and mainstream teacher collaboration through Molloy College’s Faculty Scholarship and Academic Advancement Grant. As a teacher educator, Dr. Dove has redesigned and taught several courses at Molloy College, served on the TESOL Advisory Board, and presented workshops on various topics in the field of TESOL. She has published extensively on the needs of ELLs. Her most recent work, co-authored with Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, is titled Collaboration and Co-teaching: Strategies for English Learners. Maria Dove is not only an outstanding ESL teacher who has touched the lives and helped advance the language and academic development of hundreds of children; but in her new found second career, she is also an outstanding teacher educator and researcher who helps advance the entire field of TESOL. 
- From the nomination letter submitted to NYS TESOL and Meredith Van Schulyer


The Recognition Award 2010
Anita Vazquez Batisti
Associate Dean and Director
Fordham University – Graduate School of Education
Center for Educational Partnerships

Dr. Batisti is currently the Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) at  Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education which serves over 700 schools, 1000 K-12 teachers, 100 administrators, and 60,000 students in New York State.  Some of the initiatives that Dr. Batisti has secured in the Center are geared exclusively to the support of English language learners, their teachers, schools, and communities. 
The NYS Bronx and Lower Hudson Valley Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Centers are located on Fordham’s Rose Hill and Westchester campuses respectively.  They assist districts and schools in developing high quality education programs to help English language learners meet rigorous standards. 
The Bilingual School Psychology Support Center teams with the New York City public schools to recruit, train and retain bilingual school psychologists. Long Island/Westchester Bilingual Education/ESL Teacher Leadership Academy prepares exemplary bilingual/ESL teachers for leadership roles throughout Long Island and Westchester. 
- From the nomination letter submitted to NYS TESOL and Meredith Van Schuyler

Student Essay Contest Winners

Grades 4-8:
Gug Jin Eom, Grade 5
Todd Elementary School
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Teacher: Lee Lee Wong

Grades 9-12
Konghao Ni, Grade 11
Brighton High School
Rochester, NY
Teacher: Miss Wheeler

University and Adult Education
Anjelika Khakhaeva
International Center
New York, NY
Teacher: Elaine Roberts