My name is Tavane Moore, and it is with heartfelt appreciation and humility that I accept this nomination for the Leadership Award for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching. As a staunch supporter of educating students on how to learn using innovative and simplified strategies, I have had the intriguing, empowering and inspiring pleasure of becoming a Teacher Leader throughout my eighteen years as a Spanish Teacher in Mississippi and Georgia. As a Teacher Leader in Clayton and Fulton Counties, in middle and high schools, I have facilitated the creative growth of World Languages and other educators through schoolwide to international professional development, sessions and workshops at conferences. When we collaborate in these different settings, I have a deep-seated sense of gratitude to be used to support colleagues’ and students’ growth. I claim this as my why, and I strive for the greater good of the “outside world” coming to better understand the multitude of benefits in becoming part of our World Languages learning environment, and all that it entails. As a leader, I have mentored colleagues in my building, district and from other cities who have attended my workshops or sessions. I am grateful to brainstorm, vibe in collaboration and inspire or reignite the spark of innovation, risk-taking and a growth mindset that we can make a change and adapt as we go, especially in these most challenging times. I currently serve as the Vanguard and Vanchise Teams School Lead at Sandtown Middle. We are an elite team of nine technologically advanced educators in varying positions, who have identified academic, technology and mentoring needs in our school. We reach out, mentor, create tutorials, hold webinars and learning support events to specifically target innovative strategies to inspire and empower student input and autonomy in personalizing their learning and documenting growth. My various leadership roles have provided me a deep satisfaction that I am being used to fulfill my purpose in serving our students, colleagues and the greater World Languages education community. I thank you for this nomination and appreciate your consideration.