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Introducing the MinneTESOL 2014 Executive Board & Interest Section Leaders

Adult IS leaders Jennifer Zoss and Brenda Anfinson

The 2014 Executive board (clockwise from top left): Jill Watson, Chelsea Nutting, Kristin Klas, Patsy Vinogradov, Catherine Clements, SUzanne McCurdy, Kristi Herman Hill, Michelle Benegas, Jen Vanek.

On Saturday, January 25, the Executive Board and Interest Section leaders met at Hamline University in St. Paul to discuss the many exciting things MinneTESOL has planned in 2014 (including major changes to the fall conference, hint hint). Stay tuned for updates!

The New MinneTESOL Journal is Coming

The first issue of the new interactive online journal, focusing on Academic Language, will come out on April 1, 2014. New features include readers being able to like articles, comment on them and share them with others. For more information on the journal, including the revised Call for Proposals, click here.

MinneTESOL Journal Senior Editors Kimberly Johnson (center) and Anne Dahlman (right) with Kate Clements, MinneTESOL Administrative Assistant/MinneTESOL Journal Technical Support Person (left) at work on the new Journal.

What is MinneTESOL?

MinneTESOL is a professional association of teachers of English as a Second Language in Minnesota and neighboring states dedicated to the education and support of stu

dents acquiring English at all levels of public and private education.

MinneTESOL Membership – benefits of membership in MinneTESOL and Membership Form.

MinneTESOL supports educators by:

  • collecting and disseminating information pertinent to English as a Second Language, English as a Second Dialect, and Bilingual Education
  • promoting and assisting programs in local communities
  • fostering the professional development of its members
  • voicing the socio-political and employment concerns of its members
  • establishing and maintaining contacts through affiliation with the international organization TESOL, and through cooperation with other organizations which may share similar purposes, interests, and clientele.


News — MinneTESOL’s High School interest section co-chair, Scott Hall, is both quoted and pictured in this article from Minnesota Public Radio news titled “Ranks of English learners swelling in Minnesota schools.”


Bonnie Swierzbin

Check out our new “Spotlight on Members” Profile of Bonnie Swierzbin!

Click here to visit archived “Spotlights on Members”.