What are you doing on April 2nd?

NMTESOL members are cordially invited to attend a symposium to bring together developmental and first-year ESOL writing programs to discuss challenges and innovations.  Faculty from CNM, UNM, and UNM-Valencia will give presentations on Friday, April 2, at the CNM Main campus from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

The symposium will be held in building KC, room 26 at the CNM main campus in Albuquerque. The tentative agenda is:
1:00-1:15     Welcome & Overview
1:15-1:45     Presentation on ESL Needs & Opportunities
1:45-2:30     Roundtable Discussion
2:30-2:45     Break
2:45-3:15     Presentation on Genre-Based First-Year Writing
3:15-4:00     Roundtable Discussion

Please note that this event is not organized by NMTESOL, however, the organizers welcome all interested NMTESOL members. After the symposium, NMTESOL will host a reception from 4 to 5 pm for all members who attend.

If you want to attend this ESOL writing event, please RSVP to nmtesol@gmail.com by Monday, March 29 so we can inform symposium organizers and plan our reception.

We look forward to seeing you on April 2!

Board changes

The Board of Directors announces a new Treasurer. Carolyn Kaltenbach has agreed to serve as the Treasurer of NMTESOL for the 2010-2011 term, following the resignation of Krissy Sievers.

Carolyn Kaltenbach is originally from Las Cruces, where she earned a BA in English from NMSU.  She completed the Teacher Education Program at the University of Colorado and earned an MA in TESOL from the University of Kansas. She spent ten years teaching English in Japan, first at a high school in Okinawa and then at three universities in Niigata prefecture.  She returned to New Mexico in 2008 with her husband and two children and is currently teaching at Brookline College in Albuquerque.

Krissy Sievers has served NMTESOL since its inception. From the brainstorming meetings held at CNM in the spring of 2008, to its incorporation in New Mexico and 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, Krissy was there. She represented NMTESOL at the UNM Law Clinic, NM Educators Federal Credit Union, the NM Public Regulation Commission, and other organizations. Although you are no longer on the Board, Krissy, you are still a member of NMTESOL and we look forward to seeing you at our events. Thank you for your service!