Our own CCSF ESL instructor and AFT 2121 Downtown Campus Precinct Representative Ann Fontanella received the International TESOL Teacher of the Year award, the highest honor given by this organization of 12,000 educators representing 156 countries. This award recognizes the exceptional work, service and dedication of outstanding ESOL instructors at all levels.
In conjunction with the award, presented in Portland, OR in late March, Ann gave a well-received presentation that described her work in developing and teaching courses that promote engagement and community leadership skills in her students.
Ann was also honored by Cambridge University Press at a dinner in which she was presented with a Wonder Woman crown and outfit. Ann is truly a Wonder Woman in her tireless commitment to her students and to the fight to keep City College open and accessible to our entire community. We’re inspired to have Ann’s positive energy, creativity, and enthusiasm, and pleased to see her so widely recognized.
The San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously passed this resolution on March 26, 2014. They will be sending it to their fellow Trustees in the 71 other Community College districts in the state, the State Chancellor’s office, the ACCJC, and the U.S. Department of Education. Thank you to AFT Local 1493!
“WHEREAS, sanctions imposed by ACCJC are rarely based on the actual quality of education and student services delivered by an institution or the adequacy of instruction delivered by its faculty…”
Thursday, March 27th at 6:30pm
CCSF Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave
Multi-Use Building, Room 140
The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century. In the age of austerity, when the public sector is under attack, Chicago teachers fought back — and won. Strike for America is the story of this movement and how it triumphed.
“An indispensable account … Uetricht explains why the struggle of teachers in Chicago should matter to all of us.” – Liza Featherstone
Wednesday morning, over 35 academic counselors from throughout City College’s counseling departments met to organize to have a voice in their workplace.
The counselors in Financial Aid recently sent a letter of concern to Chancellor Tyler about the leadership of the Vice Chancellor of Student Development (pdf). Unfortunately, the problems outlined in this letter affect not only the Financial Aid office, but counselors throughout Student Development. CCSF counselors are united in advocating for their students and their profession.