|Maryland Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages|
Lifetime Achievement Award
Purpose: The Lifetime Achievement Award is established to honor the accomplishments of professionals in the ESL/ESOL field who throughout their years of service have exemplified dedication to ESL/ESOL students at any educational level and/or in ESL/ESOL teacher training.
Professional Development Award
Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward individual efforts that promote, benefit, or enhance services to ESL students.
Criteria: The financial award of $500 should be used to benefit the field of ESOL either through the knowledge and skills of the recipient receives and/or the ideas and efforts that the recipient promotes. To be eligible, an applicant must be an active member of Maryland TESOL. (Current members of the Executive Board or the Awards Committee are not eligible).
The recipient of the award is expected to present a summary or overview of how the award was used to benefit the field at the next Maryland TESOL Fall Conference. A written summary should be submitted to the Maryland TESOL newsletter. Procedure:
The Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award
Purpose: Established in honor of the accomplishments of former Supervisor of Foreign Languages and ESOL of the State of Maryland, this award recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication that Ann demonstrated.
Criteria: This award is bestowed upon individuals working outside the fields of ESL and International Student Services who have made sustained, exemplary contributions to the field and/or its students. Individuals whose daily employment is directly related to international students and/or their families are not eligible. The Award Committee will consider all nominees meeting the criteria for the award.
Procedure: Nominations should be sent in letter form to Laura Hook at
. Please include a description of how the individual meets the award's criteria and his or her contact information. Past Recipients: Peter Kirchgraber (2008); Steve Gershman, Jody Waltrup, Richard Schreibstein, Adam Zimmerman, and Dr. Constance Gibb (2005); Brad Keller (2004). You can also apply online.