About Us

Mission Statement

NJTESOL/NJBE, Inc. is a not-for-profit professional and educational organization whose purposes are:

  1.  To actively support the development of bilingual education and the teaching of English as a Second Language;
  2.  To strengthen instruction at all levels;
  3.  To disseminate educational information as related to professional development;
  4.  To provide educational services such as workshops, conferences, and consulting assistance;
  5.  To promote scholarship and foster research in first and second language acquisition and bilingual/bicultural studies; and
  6.  To cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having similar interests and concerns.


2014 — 2015 Calendar

SAVE THESE DATES!
These are upcoming national, state, and local events. If you have something to add, send an e-mail to rrauch@njtesol-njbe.org .  Put Voices Calendar in the subject line.

2014

OCTOBER 25 NJTESOL/NJBE- Fall Southeast Regional Mini-Conference, Stockton State College: Topic is Assessment.

OCTOBER 28 Bergen-Passaic Chapter: "Differentiation: Different Strokes for Different Folks;" Fairleigh Dickinson University, METRO CLUB - ALUMNI HALL 1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666; (Metered parking available across from the library or in the main parking lot) 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

OCTOBER 31  for Call for Proposals for the 2015 NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference (May 27 and May 28): Workshops, Demonstrations, Papers, Seminars, Research and Poster Sessions; Submit on www.njtesol-njbe.org . Contact JoAnne Negrin at jnegrin@njtesol-njbe.org

DECEMBER 2  Bergen-Passaic Chapter: "Looking Through a Korean Cultural Lens;" Fairleigh Dickinson University, METRO CLUB - ALUMNI HALL 1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666; (Metered parking available across from the library or in the main parking lot) 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

2015

JANUARY 20 (snow date 1/27)   Bergen-Passaic Chapter: "In Need of a TESOL Tune-up?"; Fairleigh Dickinson University, METRO CLUB - ALUMNI HALL 1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666; (Metered parking available across from the library or in the main parking lot) 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

MARCH 7   NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Southwest Regional Mini-Conference, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ: Topic is Assessment (Same workshop as October 25 at Stockton.) See March 14 Bergen-Passaic Workshop.

MARCH 14 Bergen-Passaic Chapter March Workshop: "Assessment for ELLs;" (Same as October 25th and March 7th Workshops.) 9:00am-12:00 Noon; William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Check the website for more information. (Same as October 25th and March 7th Workshops.)

MAY 27/28  The 2015 NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

Be sure to check our web site http://www.njtesol-njbe.org for any changes in schedules and for additional programs. Click also on Chapter News.


2014 — 2015 NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board

Executive Board

Executive Board 2014-2015

President
Sandee McBride
Rutgers University
smchughmcbride@njtesol-njbe.org

Vice President/President-Elect
JoAnne Negrin
Vineland Public Schools (Cumberland Co.)
 jnegrin@njtesol-njbe.org

Past President
Cassandra Lawrence
Perth Amboy Public Schools
clawrence@njtesol-njbe.org

Secretary
Caia Schlessinger
Colts Neck High School/Freehold Regional High School District
cschlessinger@njtesol-njbe.org

Treasurer
Maria Jaume
Clifton Public Schools
mjaume@njtesol-njbe.org

Business Administrator
Gwen Franks
gfranks@njtesol-njbe.org

Historian
Barbara Tedesco
Consultant: LLAMAME, LLC
North Jersey Field Coordinator/ Instructor NJ EXCEL Program
btedesco@njtesol-njbe.org

Liaison
Tina Kern
Morris School District in Morristown, NJ
tkern@njtesol-njbe.org

Membership Chair
Joan Pujol
Dumont Public Schools: Retired
mmbr@njtesol-njbe.org

Adult Education
Debbie DeBlasio, Department Chair of Languages and ESL// Assistant Professor, ESL
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
732-224-2762, ddeblasio@brookdalecc.edu
Personal email: debbiesaddress@gmail.com

Bilingual/ESL Early Childhood/Pre-K – Kdg. Representative
Monica Schnee
River Edge School District
mschnee@njtesol-njbe.org 

Bilingual Elementary 1 - 8 Representative
Gregory A. Romero
Carteret School District
gromero@njtesol-njbe.org

Bilingual Secondary Representative
Yasmin Hernandez-Manno
Newark Public Schools
yhernandez-manno@njtesol-njbe.org

ESL Elementary 1 - 5 Representative
Maryellen Fitzpatrick, NJDOE Regional Achievement Center
mfitzpatrick@njtesol-njbe.org

ESL Middle School 6 - 8 Representative
Noreen Drucker  
Randolph Township Public Schools
ndrucker@njtesol-njbe.org 

ESL Secondary Representative
Marcella Garavaglia
Colts Neck High School/Freehold Regional High School District
mgaravaglia@njtesol-njbe.org

Higher Education Representative
Howard Pomann
hpomann@njtesol-njbe.org

Parent/Community Representative
Karen Nemeth
Consultant: Language Castle LLC
knemeth@njtesol-njbe.org

Representative-at-Large
Joan Pujol
Dumont Public Schools: Retired
mmbr@njtesol-njbe.org

Sociopolitical Concerns Representative
Elizabeth Franks
Consultant: LLAMAME, LLC
efranks@njtesol-njbe.org

Social Media Coordinator
Judie Haynes
jhaynes@njtesol-njbe.org         
Consultant: www.everythingESL.net

Special Education
Sharon Hollander
Psychologist, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Toms River
hollander_s@hotmail.com

Supervisors’ SIG Representative
Regina Postogna
Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Monmouth University C & I Departments
rpostogna@njtesol-njbe.org

Teacher Education Representative
Hippolita Hernandez-Sicignano
Jersey City

Technology Consultant
Marilyn Pongracz     
Bergen Community College
webmaster@njtesol-njbe.org

Voices Editor
Roselyn Rauch, Ed.D.
Paterson Public Schools: Retired
Consultant:  ESL Unlimited 
rrauch@njtesol-njbe.org

Voices LayoutDesigner
Dawn Marie Arthur

 


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NJTESOL/NJBE Voices Editorial Board

NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages & NJ Bilingual Educators

Voices FALL 2014                                                                   Volume 43  No. 4

Editor
Roselyn O. Rauch, Ed.D.
Paterson Public Schools: Retired
Consultant: ESL Unlimited
           
Layout
Dawn Marie Arthur

Technology
Marilyn Pongracz
Bergen Community College

Membership/Mailings
Gwen Franks
NJTESOL/NJBE Business Administrator

Advertising
Roselyn O. Rauch, Ed.D.

Note: Advertising is printed as a service to our membership but does not imply endorsement.

Voices is the quarterly publication of NJTESOL/NJBE printed Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. It is a benefit to members of NJTESOL/NJBE.

For change of address or membership/subscription questions, contact mmber@njtesol-njbe.org