Re-instate Tim Stewart as ET Editor
The TESOL Board of Directors
language teachers worldwide
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Due to Tims professional and conscientious efforts, Essential Teacher improved issue by issue since he began his editorship in January, 2006. One reason for this improvement is that Tim and other section editors of ET constantly placed a high premium on TESOL professionals innovative ideas and thought-provoking experiences. Thus, with their tremendous support and extensive guidance, the manuscripts of many TESOLers became publishable ET articles. Moreover, Tims manner of communication with TESOL members at the grassroots level, which was one of his mandated duties as ET editor, was polite, democratic, and enthusiastic.
We firmly believe that democracy and transparency, the hallmarks of any good international organization, and ideals cited in TESOL President Sandra Briggs own mission statement, should prevail. In this light, we respectfully request that the decision to remove Tim from the editorship of ET be seriously reconsidered. Not only does ET need him, we, as rank and file TESOL members and friends of TESOL, greatly value Tim as an innovative, conscientious, and dedicated editor.