2018/2019 TEAL Executive

The TEAL Manitoba executive usually meet on the third Thursday or Saturday of the month, September to June.

President    Melanie Davlut  | B.Ed, PBDE, M.Ed  Melanie is an EAL teacher working with EAL, ISP, and refugee students. She has more than 20 years experience in teaching EAL in a variety of contexts. As a member of TEAL, she has been a member at large, SAGE co-chair, Vice-President, and President. Her areas of interest are cultural proficiency, parental involvement, and the adjustment and academic success of newcomers.

President

Melanie Davlut | B.Ed, PBDE, M.Ed

Melanie is an EAL teacher working with EAL, ISP, and refugee students. She has more than 20 years experience in teaching EAL in a variety of contexts. As a member of TEAL, she has been a member at large, SAGE co-chair, Vice-President, and President. Her areas of interest are cultural proficiency, parental involvement, and the adjustment and academic success of newcomers.

Vice-President & MTS PD Day Conference 2017 Co-Chair    Mojgan Asili

Vice-President & MTS PD Day Conference 2017 Co-Chair

Mojgan Asili

Secretary    Anita Choi   Anita has completed her B. A, B.Ed, CTESL, and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma with a focus on English as an Additional Language. Over the years, she has worked with EAL learners of all ages and within a variety of contexts in the K-12 school setting. She also has experience working with adult learners at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology's Pembina Campus. She is currently an EAL teacher in Pembina Trails School Division. She hopes to continue to straighten her connections with families, students, and community to advocate for their needs in order to be successful.

Secretary

Anita Choi

Anita has completed her B. A, B.Ed, CTESL, and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma with a focus on English as an Additional Language. Over the years, she has worked with EAL learners of all ages and within a variety of contexts in the K-12 school setting. She also has experience working with adult learners at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology's Pembina Campus. She is currently an EAL teacher in Pembina Trails School Division. She hopes to continue to straighten her connections with families, students, and community to advocate for their needs in order to be successful.

Communications Co-Chair    Eunhee Buettner   Eunhee has been teaching education courses such as “Multicultural Education, “Supporting and Teaching Refugee and Immigrant Students”, and “Intro TEAL” at the University of Winnipeg since 2014. She taught English to a variety of levels and age groups in South Korea before immigrating to Canada in 2008. She holds Ph.D. in Education (TESL) from the University of Manitoba. Her research interests include bi/multilingualism, the impact of linguistic and cultural power on social integration and marginalization, intercultural communication, heritage language education, and multicultural education. She is recently interested in exploring the connection between K-12 and adult EAL education.

Communications Co-Chair

Eunhee Buettner

Eunhee has been teaching education courses such as “Multicultural Education, “Supporting and Teaching Refugee and Immigrant Students”, and “Intro TEAL” at the University of Winnipeg since 2014. She taught English to a variety of levels and age groups in South Korea before immigrating to Canada in 2008. She holds Ph.D. in Education (TESL) from the University of Manitoba. Her research interests include bi/multilingualism, the impact of linguistic and cultural power on social integration and marginalization, intercultural communication, heritage language education, and multicultural education. She is recently interested in exploring the connection between K-12 and adult EAL education.

 
Communications Co-Chair    Lisa Desmarais   Lisa has completed her B.A., B. Ed, and her CTESL at the University of Manitoba. In 2017, she completed her Masters in Education with a focus on English as an Additional Language. The focus of her studies was on acculturation, cultural identity and social empathy within the school system. She has taught overseas in France, South Korea and Egypt for many years. She is currently working in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division as an EAL teacher.

Communications Co-Chair

Lisa Desmarais

Lisa has completed her B.A., B. Ed, and her CTESL at the University of Manitoba. In 2017, she completed her Masters in Education with a focus on English as an Additional Language. The focus of her studies was on acculturation, cultural identity and social empathy within the school system. She has taught overseas in France, South Korea and Egypt for many years. She is currently working in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division as an EAL teacher.


Communications Co-chair & Membership Chair    Scott Donnelly   Scott completed his B.A./B.Ed through the University of Winnipeg. After completing his CELTA certification, he taught in Vietnam for two years. He is currently working as an EAL teacher at the Middle Years level in River East Transcona School Division.

Communications Co-chair & Membership Chair

Scott Donnelly

Scott completed his B.A./B.Ed through the University of Winnipeg. After completing his CELTA certification, he taught in Vietnam for two years. He is currently working as an EAL teacher at the Middle Years level in River East Transcona School Division.

 
Newcomer Education Coalition Advocate and Liaison, MTS PD Day Conference 2017 Co-Chair, & Mini-PD Chair    Surafel Kuchem

Newcomer Education Coalition Advocate and Liaison, MTS PD Day Conference 2017 Co-Chair, & Mini-PD Chair

Surafel Kuchem

SAGE Council Rep / Treasurer    Luisa Igne   Luisa was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She’s been teaching EAL formerly ESL at DMCI (Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute) since 1998. For the last eleven years she’s been in charged of the EAL./LAL centre at DMCI where she teaches newcomer students with interrupted education. She teaches them basic English, Math, and Science before they enter the regular EAL courses.

SAGE Council Rep / Treasurer

Luisa Igne

Luisa was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She’s been teaching EAL formerly ESL at DMCI (Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute) since 1998. For the last eleven years she’s been in charged of the EAL./LAL centre at DMCI where she teaches newcomer students with interrupted education. She teaches them basic English, Math, and Science before they enter the regular EAL courses.

 
Anna Schaefer    TEAM/TEAL Liaison   Anna currently teaches EAL at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute and works with international and newcomer students from grade 6-12. She has worked with adult learners in both literacy and academic settings since 2009. She is the TEAM/TEAL liaison working to keep both boards informed of what is happening in the world of ESL/EAL in Manitoba.

Anna Schaefer

TEAM/TEAL Liaison

Anna currently teaches EAL at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute and works with international and newcomer students from grade 6-12. She has worked with adult learners in both literacy and academic settings since 2009. She is the TEAM/TEAL liaison working to keep both boards informed of what is happening in the world of ESL/EAL in Manitoba.

 

Manitoba Education and Training Representatives:

Jayesh Maniar

Diana Turner

Members at Large

Heather Mclntosh