Georgia Teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages
CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. CLAUDIA MARTINEZ of Claxton Elementary for being selected as GATESOL's Teacher of the Year for 2020!
Who’s Eligible? Any K-12 ESOL teacher in the state of Georgia. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of
experience in ESOL. Previous GATESOL Teacher of the Year recipients may not apply. You do not need a nomination to apply.
Georgia TESOL would like to celebrate dedicated ESOL teachers and to acknowledge their hard work in the field. Commitment to improving practice through professional development and participation in a community of practice deserves recognition.
Deadline September 15, 2020
Complimentary one year membership in GATESOL
Complimentary registration to the annual Georgia TESOL conference
Profile in the Georgia TESOL newsletter about your accomplishments
Award and recognition at the Georgia TESOL conference
At least 2 years of experience as K-12 ESOL teacher in Georgia
Exemplary contribution to a community of practice. The recipient demonstrates a passion for sharing their expertise (e.g. lesson plans, professional development, collaboration, etc.). Answer the survey questions to tell us about your practice.
Two letters of recommendation should be emailed to email@example.com with your name and the award in the subject field (example: Jane Doe – Teacher of the Year).
One letter of recommendation is required from an administrator in your current school system. This recommendation should verify your years of service, highlight your use of innovative strategies and/or research based practices, and describe how you motivate others.
The second letter of recommendation must be from a Georgia TESOL member. This recommendation should attest to your dedication to the ESOL field. Note that the applicant does not have to be a member of Georgia TESOL.
The Georgia TESOL executive board members will vote in a blind review of all complete applications. The recipient will be notified at the end of September and will be invited to attend the awards recognition ceremony during the Georgia TESOL annual conference in October (suspended for 2020).