Nominations for KATESOL Board
Veronica Williams has
been with the Unified School District since 1991. Since 1996, she has been certified
and has endorsements in ESL and in Education Administration, and she has
completed a Master of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis as
a Reading Specialist.
Mrs. Williams has
served on committees at the local, state, and national levels in various
capacities. She has been a
Minority Representative for the National Education Association (NEA), and
she has assisted the Office of Civil Rights with controversial human
rights issues in education.
She was recently
nominated to serve on a multi-state Middle School Language Arts symposium
in Oklahoma City, OK. She has
also been selected to present on the ESL Curriculum Standards to the State
of Kansas School Board of Education in Topeka.
participated in the development of the Kansas State reading
assessments. She currently
represents Unified School District 443 as a member of the State of Kansas
Reading Committee and Writing Assessment Committee for English Language
Learners (ELL), she also serves on the local district ESL Committee and
the Foreign Language Student Improvement Model (SIM) Committee.
Altenhofen has been the ELL
coordinator for the Geary County School District in Junction City for the
last two years. Prior to that
she worked as an ELL teacher for three years. Before coming to this district she
was an elementary classroom teacher. She has a Masters in
Elementary education with an emphasis in ESL from KSU. Her name is Mary
Bernice; however, everyone but family knows her as "Bernie". Bernie joined KSTESOL last
Beckley is an itinerant teacher for KC, KS, so she has the flexibility for
attending meetings and helping out wherever needed. She has been a K-6 classroom
teacher, Title I reading teacher, and an ESL teacher for the past 7
years. She feels that the
member-at-large position would fit her level of experience.
Thompson has served as a past KATESOL Newsletter Editor.