I am honored to have been selected as the SCOLT 2022 Post-Secondary Educator of Excellence. I learned Spanish in the public school system of North Carolina and decided to become a Spanish teacher after studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain as an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University. Since that time, I’ve had opportunities to teach Spanish at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels. I have also had the opportunity to develop study abroad programs in Mexico City, Panama, and Rome. In my current position as a teacher educator at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I work with K-12 language teachers of many languages, including American Sign Language, Cherokee, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish. I am honored to be a part of this community and to be listed alongside the accomplished educators who were recognized in previous years.
The Educator of Excellence Award for Post-Secondary Educators, formerly known as the Teacher of Excellence Award, recognizes educators at the community college, college, and university level who have demonstrated excellence in language teaching, active participation in SCOLT, and leadership and advocacy at the local, state, and/or regional or national level. The nominating documents for this award include a letter of nomination, a statement from nominee of acceptance of nomination (paragraph), a CV/Resume, and two letters of support.
Nominate a colleague for the 2023 Educator of Excellence Award! Deadline for applications is January 15, 2023.