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TESL Kingston Affiliate Chapter Executive 2016-2017
- President: June Lang
- Treasurer: Ellen Caftel Turcotte
- Membership Secretary: Christine Adams
- Assistant to the Membership Secretary: Alka Sood
- Chapter Affiliate Representative: Robyn German
- Webmaster/Social Media: Hanna Stanbury
- Communications Officer/Social Media: Lorraine Hudson
- Program Committee: Rasha Fahim (Chair), Ellen Caftel Turcotte, Kendra Noble, Alka Sood, Rasha Fahim
- Publicity Committee: Hanna Stanbury, Christine Adams, Diane Smith Mensch, Heather Hosick, Lorraine Hudson
- Nominating Committee: June Lang (Chair), Christine Adams, Ellen Caftel Turcotte, Kendra Noble
Alka Sood is a TESL Ontario as well as TESL Canada certified ESL instructor and British Council trained IELTS instructor. She teaches adult ESL learners at CLB levels from literacy to advanced at Limestone Community Education, Kingston, and KIngston Literacy & Skills LINC.
Christine Adams is new to teaching ESL. In addition to her ESL training, she has a Master’s degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, where she was an Adjunct Professor for several years. Currently, she is a volunteer at Kingston Literacy & Skills LINC.
Ellen Caftel Turcotte (B.Sc.) is a TESL Ontario certified ESL instructor who currently teaches a beginner class at Kingston Literacy & Skills LINC. She also privately tutors children and adults of all levels.
Hanna Stanbury (B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.) coordinates the English Language Support Program at the Queen’s University International Centre and facilitates intercultural training at the Centre.
Heather Hosick is a writer and educator who has found her niche in teaching English as a second language. She began her career in Korea teaching ESL to children. Now she teaches ESL in Kingston to teenagers and adults.
June Lang (B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.) is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is TESL certified. Over the last 15 years, she has tutored privately and taught adult learners at Limestone Community Education, Queen’s School of English and LINC centres. She currently teaches the lower intermediate class in the LINC program located at KEYS.
Kendra Noble (B.A., B.Ed.) is an English language assessor in Kingston and Belleville. She has TESL certification, and her experience over the past 15 years includes working with newcomer adults in the areas of employment, settlement and ESL.
Lorraine Hudson (B.A., M.Ed.) has taught English in Canada and France in a variety of contexts. She enjoys learning languages herself and is fluent in French and Spanish. Lorraine currently works for Kingston Community Health Centres and OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants.
Rasha Fahim (B.A., M.A.) has been an ESL instructor for over ten years. She has taught both in the Middle East and here in Canada. She is currently an instructor at the School of English, Queen’s University, as well as an M.Ed. student at the Faculty of Education. Her thesis is on the Transformative ESL Learner’s Experience in the Classroom Through Storytelling.
Robyn German (B.A., B.Ed., TESL Ontario certified) is the Program Manager for Kingston Literacy & Skills LINC. Her experience over the past 25 years includes teaching adult ESL in Ontario and abroad in a wide variety of contexts.
Scott Murray (B.A., B.Ed.) is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and has certifications for TESOL, ESL, Guidance and Career Education. He has taught ESL for over 9 years, and is currently the Assistant Head of School at Fulford Academy in Brockville.
Join the Executive
Every year TESL Kingston looks for new people to join the executive. One of the main goals of TESL Kingston is to organize professional development activities for our members and interested members of the public. We strive to have members from all the ESL teaching sites in the area
At the moment, we are seeking people who are interested in publicity, programming, and website management. If you are a tech-savvy, connected ESL professional, this is your chance to make a real contribution to your local TESL community.
Being part of your TESL Kingston executive is not a huge time commitment and has several benefits, including:
1) You get credited with 10 hours of PD each year you serve.
2) You have input on workshop topics.
3) You get to network with your colleagues.
4) You’ll be more aware of what is happening in your area.
The term for executive members is three years and many choose to do a second term.
So whether you are a new ESL teacher or tutor looking for teaching ideas and a chance to build your resume or an experienced teacher willing to share your expertise, please consider joining the TESL Kingston Executive this spring.