MEmber of the Month:
Anne Arundel Community College
Years Involved in/Teaching ESL?
Why did you become an ESOL teacher?
I became an ESOL teacher to empower immigrants through English language learning.
What other jobs or careers did you have before landing in TESOL?
Before landing in TESOL, I was a fishmonger, legislative organizer on Capitol Hill, and library page.
What do you love about your career?
I love being a part of immigrant students improving their own lives and enriching our communities.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by the persistence and brilliance of our students and faculty.
What has been your greatest accomplishment (so far)?
I’m going to use this space to say thank you to just a few of the people who have made what I’ve accomplished professionally possible: Jacqui Walpole, Liz Alex, Sarah Shin, and John Nelson (RIP), my colleagues at AACC, and of course my students.
Want to nominate the next member of the month?