Edie Barry (1948-2013) was a dedicated teacher and a committed member of the TNTESOL organization. In addition to this professional service, she actively served as a volunteer in a faith-based organization which provided ESL services to her community. In memory of Edie, and to honor her service, TNTESOL has established a new grant for those working in volunteer settings. The grant is awarded to one recipient per year and the recipient's organization will receive a complimentary TNTESOL newsletter subscription.
1) Applicants must be a volunteer (not paid) teacher or program administrator at a faith-based or community organization that provides ESL classes for community adults.
2) Must be a TNTESOL member (if not a member, you must register- paraprofessional level $10)
3) Must plan to use funds within 90 days of receipt for one of the following (a detailed description must be included with the application):
o Materials to train volunteer teachers
o Training opportunities for volunteer teachers
o Teaching materials for the faith-based or community ESL classes