President’s Message

From the President, Winter 2016

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Karen Russikoff

My Conference Reflection By KAREN RUSSIKOFF —I was headed off campus and encountered a colleague who asked where I was running. Even though I responded with my typical conference enthusiasm that I was on my way to CATESOL, I was met with her question about using my whole weekend for “that.” Because the moment was
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From the President, Fall 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

Join Us in Volunteering! Every Little Bit Counts By SYDNEY RICE —When in class, few things are worse than asking a question and having no one respond. In the wake of the deafening silence, many questions start rolling around in the teacher’s head. Does no one know the answer? Perhaps the class didn’t understand the
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From the President, Summer 2016

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

CATESOL—At Your Service! Volunteer Efforts = A High-Value Exchange By SYDNEY RICE —CATESOL has a long, proud history. Beginning in 1969, it has continued to be an organization focused on teaching, students, and advocacy. The members are not only dedicated to their profession but also to the students they serve. In fact, when members are
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From the President, Spring 2016

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

Looking Forward—And What an Honor! By SYDNEY RICE —As always, welcome to CATESOL! The Board of the largest organization in California and Nevada representing teachers of English language learners at all levels has been busy taking an in-depth look at our organization. Our theme for this year’s conference is “Embracing the Past—Planning the Future,” and
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From the President, Winter 2015

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

Embracing the Past—Planning the Future By SYDNEY RICE —Welcome to CATESOL! As the largest organization in California and Nevada representing teachers of English language learners at all levels, we are excited to begin this new year. Reinvigorated by our annual conference held in November in Anaheim, the Board is energized and ready to start working. 
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From the President, Fall 2015

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
Kimberley Briesch Sumner

Falling Back Into the Routine Doesn’t Need to Be Routine By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —Here we are. At the end of our “back to school” days and proceeding happily through the semester. Most of us have gotten to know our students, have had a chance to assess their needs, and have helped them set goals
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From the President, Summer 2015

May 20th, 2015 | By
Kimberley Briesch Sumner

Spring Events Spark a Summer of Reflection By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —What a busy and exhilarating spring this has been! From the mind-blowing TESOL convention in Toronto, Canada, to our three incredible regional CATESOL conferences to our many successful chapter events, CATESOL members are staying engaged at many levels of our teaching community, all while
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From the President, Spring 2015

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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Midterm Hell or Spring Break Indecision? Not to Worry–It’s Conference Season! By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —At this time of the year, do you find yourself daydreaming about your options for relaxation or intellectual stimulation, in the hope that you’ll have your grading completed before the next school holiday or spring break? If you are anything
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From the President, Winter 2014

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Kimberley Briesch Sumner

By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —Hello, my name is Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and I’m this year’s president of CATESOL. As Past President Ellen Lange said in her presidential farewell CATESOL News article, I took up the reins on Saturday, October 25, during the Town Hall Meeting at the CATESOL Annual Conference “think, connect, create, share” in
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From the President, Fall 2014

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
ellen lange

By ELLEN LANGE —This is the last issue of the CATESOL News in which you will see my picture and my “pitch” as CATESOL Board president. Our hardworking president-elect, Kimberley Briesch Sumner, will be taking up the reins as CATESOL Board president on late Saturday afternoon, October 25, at the 2014 CATESOL Annual Conference, “think,
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