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Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award


This award was established to honor the accomplishments of Ann Beusch, former Supervisor of Foreign Languages and ESOL of the State of Maryland. The award honors individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication to international students that Ann demonstrated during her long tenure as a State Supervisor of ESOL and Foreign Languages. The Award is presented at the Annual Spring Dinner & Meeting.

This award is bestowed upon individuals working outside the fields of ESL and International Student Services who have made sustained, exemplary contributions to the field and/or its students. Individuals whose daily employment responsibilities are directly related to international students and/or their families in any way are not eligible.

Nominations for the 2021 Award are now being accepted. Please submit your nominations by Monday, April 26, 2021.

The Award will be presented at the annual Spring Dinner and Membership Meeting on May 20, 2021.


Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award

Ana Sol Gutierrez represented Maryland District 18 in the Maryland House of Delegates. She was the first Latina elected to state office, and she has made exemplary and sustained contributions to the field of ESOL by supporting legislation to improve the lives of ESOL students. She has supported the establishment of a Seal of Biliteracy to recognize the strengths ELLs can contribute to society as bilinguals. She has also supported a task force at the Maryland Legislature to consider Bilingual education in the state of Maryland. She has spoken to students, families and teachers at local schools (e.g. International High Schools that support ESOL students) as a role model and advocate. She has collaborated with CASA de Maryland in support of immigrant rights. Ana Sol Gutierrez has been an outstanding advocate for ESOL students and families and has exemplified dedication to international students.


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