NMTESOL Open Board Meeting Invitation – May 19th, 2018

Dear NMTESOL:

NMTESOL in its present-day iteration has been around since 2008. In these 10 years, we have held numerous state-wide conferences as well as local workshops, produced a regular newsletter, greeted foreign visitors, and even have begun a professional journal.

Currently, the organization is suffering from a decline in membership and as a result, participation and leadership. We were unable to enlist anyone to fill several open Board positions. There will be added vacancies by the end of the year. We seek to restructure the organization to better reflect and meet the needs of the membership, but we will be unable to move forward without leadership on the Board and member ownership. This ownership will allow the professionals of New Mexico to have an International TESOL affiliate organization. In order to do so, we are opening up our board meetings to members, starting in May.

Our first open board meeting will be on May 19th, 2018 at 2 PM. Click this link to join: https://hangouts.google.com/group/Q8LIgRH6hRvqCGrs2

The New Mexican immigrant, refugee, and indigenous second language learner communities continue to have a profound need for various services including English language instruction. While the number of certified ESL teachers in New Mexico has been reduced due to declining state funding, the number of instructors and tutors who serve ESL students in our state remains high.

We would like to continue to support the state with professional development opportunities and want to engage those in the classroom to help us define what those opportunities look like.

By opening up the meeting to members, we hope to meet some specific goals. Goals of the first meeting include:

  • defining and promoting leadership opportunities
  • soliciting service and participation to keep the organization alive and moving forward

If you cannot attend on the 19th, please send your comment and ideas by Friday, May 18th to nmtesol at gmail dot com.

We look forward to your attendance and contributions.

Sincerely,

NMTESOL Board
Amy Zhupikov, Vice-President
Dean Sundberg, Treasurer
Penny Mortier, Secretary
Ruth Cisneros, Newsletter Editor

Registration

Don’t forget to register for NMTESOL’s 2016 Conference!

The conference will be held at Santa Fe Community College (6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe NM 87508) on 29th.

To register, please complete the form at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016FallReg  

Program details, schedule, and other information will be posted on our main conference page here.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe.

Registration is now open!

Join the Revolution with the annual  NMAEA + NMTESOL state conference.

NMAEA and NMTESOL’s annual joint conference will be held in Las Cruces  Friday, November 13th and Saturday November 14th. Thursday the 12th will include a Welcoming Reception at the Hotel Encanto. All academic portions of the program will be held at the East Mesa Campus of Dona Ana Community College.

REGISTER : Registration is done through the New Mexico Adult Education Association’s (NMAEA) website to register.  Register HERE!

Registration w hotel