Re: [xmca] Happy New Year

From: Phil Chappell (
Date: Sun Dec 31 2006 - 17:11:03 PST

Hi Catherine and welcome to this BIG community! All the other
TESOL'ers and beyond are, I'm sure, looking forward to hearing a lot
more from you.

Here's to a more peaceful year ahead!

On 01/01/2007, at 3:37 AM, Cathrene Connery wrote:

> Greetings colleagues,
> Just a quick hello from Central Washington University in Ellensburg,
> Washington. I'm not sure if I'm a dot on the map yet, but thought I'd
> introduce myself. Thanks to Ana, I started receiving xmca e-mails
> about
> a month ago. It has been refreshing to read everyone's dialouge. A
> powerhouse of energy collectively represents the members of this
> listserve!
> Just a little about myself......I fell in love with Vygotsky in '89
> when
> reading Thought and Language at Illinois while pursuing my first
> Master's degree. This past May, I graduated from the University of
> New
> Mexico with a doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural
> Studies
> focusing on Bilingual / TESL Education. It was an honor to have Vera
> John-Steiner chair my committee. Emergent biliteracy, multi-modal
> meaningmaking, and teacher education reform on behalf of culturally
> and
> linguistically diverse children remain my great interests.
> My best wishes to you and your families for the upcoming year. May
> you
> experience peace, joy, and good health.
> Todo lo mejor (All the best),
> Cathrene
> M. Cathrene Connery, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor of Bilingual & TESL Education
> Central Washington University
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