|Vol. 11, Issue 2, December 2010
The Outstanding Teacher Award 2010
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.
The Recognition Award 2010
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.
Student Essay Contest Winners