Awards & Grant

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 Ann Beusch Distinguished Service 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.

ESOL Teacher of the Year Award

The ESOL Teacher of the Year Award honors two ESOL educators -- K-12 and Higher Education-- who go above and beyond in their job duties inside and outside of the ESOL classroom. This annual award is given to one K-12 and one Higher Education ESOL teacher who have distinguished themselves within that year for specific reasons. Nominees must be ESOL educators in the State of Maryland and a member of Maryland TESOL. The Award is presented at the Annual Spring Dinner & Meeting.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established to honor the accomplishments of professionals in the ESL/ESOL field who throughout their years of service have exemplified dedication to ESL/ESOL students at any educational level and/or in ESL/ESOL teacher training. The award is given at the Annual Fall Conference.

Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the Maryland TESOL Professional Development Grant is to enhance members’ involvement and presence in the field of ESOL and for the betterment of shared communities. The goal of this grant is to fund projects and initiatives which cross-cut a variety of agents (educators, students, administrators, etc...) and our extended communities. Successful grants will serve to connect and enhance these various communities through teachers’ initiatives. The grant will help reshape the role of the grantee in both his/her profession and society for the betterment of all. The Grant is presented at the Annual Spring Dinner & Meeting.