Best of GWATFL
Congratulations, Dr. Annette Dunzo and Dr. Wendy McBurney from Howard University!
If you missed this presentation at the #GWATFL fall conference 2017, they will be in NYC at NECTFL 2018!
Ms. Sheena Jordan named GWATFL Teacher of the Year 2017
The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (GWATFL) would like to congratulate Ms. Sheena Jordan on being named GWATFL Teacher of the Year 2017.
She has taught Spanish in some of the most challenging inner city schools in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. However, with each new experience, Sheena has always risen to the challenge, keeping the priority of “leading with language” as her central focus and never underestimating the potential of her scholars. Sheena
commits herself, to making global connections, leading the Donuts for Donations campaign with her elementary students supporting the #CaribbeanSchoolsRise social justice efforts. Sheena’s teaching experience has affirmed that, “Language is a portal to problem-solving”, and she believes that one day her scholars will have the resolutions to lead some positive revolutions.
Ms. Jordan will be joining Teachers of the Year from other state organizations at the NECTFL conference as she has been nominated for the Northeast Conference on the Teaching Foreign Language (NECTFL) Teacher of the Year. Best of luck, Ms. Jordan!
About the Award
Each year, the Northeast Conference chooses its Teacher of the Year from among the candidates selected by the states in the Northeast region. This individual then represents our organization at the National Language Teacher of the Year competition at the ACTFL Conference in November. The award for the National Language Teacher of the Year is intended to elevate the status and the public profile of the language teaching profession at the state, regional and national levels by recognizing the individuals chosen for this award.
The Northeast Conference will participate in the 2016 ACTFL Teacher of the Year competition. ACTFL requests that state associations choose a state Teacher of the Year during fall 2015. That person’s name and supporting documents (as described on the ACTFL website) should be submitted to NECTFL by January 5, 2016. In January, the NECTFL TOY Committee will review all state dossiers and choose a regional winner who will be announced as the 2016 Northeast Conference Teacher of the Year.
Application Process and Submission Procedures for GWATFL Teacher of the Year coming soon!
Mead Leadership Fellows Program winner!
The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (GWATFL) congratulates Dr. Celia Zamora on receiving the 2018 NECTFL Mead Leadership Fellows Program (with support from SANS, Inc.).
Dr. Zamora will be recognized at the NECTFL Awards Ceremony in New York in February 2018. She will also get expert mentoring as she works on her project on conversational pragmatics. Dr. Zamora will attend NECTFL for free in 2018 and she will present her project at NECTFL and at GWATFL in 2019. She will also receive a stipend from GWATFL.
Mead Leadership Fellowships with support from SANS, Inc.
About the Award
This scholarship is provided to support an individual in the development of a project that contributes to the foreign language teaching profession and advances quality language instruction. The Mead program was created to develop future leaders for the profession at the state, regional, and national levels. It is supported in part by SANS, Inc., and we are grateful to the company for their contributions to our profession and to NECTFL.
Educators of ALL LANGUAGES at ALL LEVELS are encouraged to apply to this program, designed to identify potential leaders in education and to support the development of their potential. Each scholarship recipient will be assigned a mentor with expertise in the area of that person’s project, and NECTFL will facilitate virtual and, if possible, face-to-face meetings of the two.
How to Apply
Application packet will be available soon!
2015 GWATFL Teacher of the Year
Ms. Ross is an accomplished Pre-K through 4th grade Spanish Teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations Ms. Tadina Ross!
Ms. Tadina Ross with her former Spanish teacher, Barbara.
GWATFL Spring Conference: April 28, 2018