Hello everyone! My name is Vanessa Mari and I am the president of NVTESOL. I have been working very hard to make sure this organization is active and meets the needs of all educators.
I am currently working as an Assistant Professor of TESL at Nevada State College. I teach all of the TESOL required courses for endorsement. Before moving to Henderson, I worked in Peru as an English language fellow. During this time I offered professional development to English teachers and taught English at the University of Piura.
I completed my Ph.D at the University of Texas San Antonio in the department of Bicultural and Bilingual studies. This was a great learning opportunity as I had the privilege of visiting and working with teachers in multiple bilingual schools. I have also worked as an English teacher in Puerto Rico (where I was born and raised!). My past teaching experiences have been very gratifying and that is why I want to collaborate with other educators who are also growing as teachers.