Christel Broady

GEORGETOWN, KY – Christel Broady, Ph.D., Georgetown College Associate Professor of Education, will receive the D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award during the 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo in Dallas, Texas in late March. The annual award honors Dr. Broady’s work with the Elementary Education Interest Section of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Each year, all 21 TESOL interest sections, their steering boards, nominating committees, and leaders, are invited to nominate one leader to be recognized for their service to the professional organization, governing the discipline for English language learners worldwide. The TESOL awards committee, after careful review all of nominations, does then announce the overall winner of TESOL International.

Notification of this professional honor came as a huge surprise to Broady. “Thanks to my colleagues, wherever in the world they are, for nominating me for this award,” she said upon learning of her selection. “I am humbled and grateful.”

“Dr. Broady has worked for several years with the TESOL organization at the state and national levels,” said Dean of Education Yolanda Carter, Ph.D., when advised of the impending TESOL recognition. “She represents the college as a whole and the Education Department of Georgetown College positively in this capacity. We congratulate her for being recognized by her TESOL colleagues!”

The D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award is named for one late member of TESOL’s Executive Board and recognizes leadership. It includes a commemorative certificate and having the recipient’s name placed on a permanent plaque in the TESOL central office in Virginia.

Over 7,000 attendees are expected at the annual convention from all over the world to review the latest methods and anticipate future trends in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language.