|VERMILLION, S.D. -- Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., associate professor of education at the University of South Dakota, is the recipient of Fulbright award to conduct research and lecture in Botswana.|
The award from the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board provides Avoseh with an opportunity to expand the Fulbright Program in Botswana, which is located in southern Africa between Namibia and Zimbabwe. Avoseh is one of nearly 1,100 faculty and professionals from the United States who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. For more information on Dr. Avoseh's accomplishment, click here.
Our organization is governed by four officers and an interest area board of directors. Dakota TESL's current slate of officers includes:
President--Karen Midgarden, 7245 141 St. Dr. NE, Hoople, ND 58243 Karen.email@example.com
President-elect--Dr. Mejai B. M. Avoseh, University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069 Mejai.Avoseh@usd.edu
Secretary--Ione Seidlinger, Red River High School, 2211 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer--Katie Erickson, 16262 7th St. SE, Hillsboro, ND 58045 email@example.com
In addition, board members represent the voices of educators in their specific interest areas. Current board members are:
Higher education--Brendan Carson, Intensive English Program Director, Northern State University, 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, SD 57401
Adult Education--John Taylor, Cornerstones Career Learning Center, 33 3rd St. SE, Suite 202, Huron, SD firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary Education--Brandy Pihlgren, South Middle School, 1999 47th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201 email@example.com
Elementary Education- LE Berger (Newcomers 2-5), 631 4th Ave., West Fargo, ND 58078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hutterite Colonies--Michelle Schilling, Maple River Colony, P.O. Box 400, Ellendale, ND 58436 email@example.com
Native American Education--Sunshine Froelich, Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Selfridge, ND
Migrant Education--Mae Lindenberg, Grafton Public Schools, 830 W. 15th St., Grafton, ND 58237 Mae.Lindenberg@sendit.nodak.edu
TESOL Liaison--Laura Smith-Hill, 1609 W. 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dakota TESL provides support , advocacy, and professional development opportunities for those who work with English as a second language students or English language learners. These students may include limited English proficient immigrant and refugee students, migrant students, Hutterite colonies students, and Native American or Alaska Native students who have a heritage language in their background.
Membership in Dakota TESL is open to ESL/ELL professionals in the Dakotas and surrounding states. These teachers may work with students in all settings: K-12, higher education, adult education, literacy tutoring, and more.
Your membership entitles you to our Dakota TESL newsletter, which is packed with teaching strategies and resources being successfully used in North and South Dakota classrooms.
Your membership dues also help us maintain this website. Feel free to submit articles of interest and check back often for the latest news from the world of ESL/ELL.
We hope you'll take the opportunity to formally join us if you haven't already. Our membership year runs from October to October, with annual membership dues of just $15 (reduced-price memberships for students are also available). Your support keeps us in business serving teachers and learners alike.
Click here to be re-directed to the by-laws of the Dakota TESL organization.