For the past 27 years as a world language educator, it has been my privilege to serve students, colleagues, and my communities. My daily work in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools allows me to serve over 148,000 PreK-12 students through language instruction in seven languages, including AP, IB, Cambridge, heritage speakers’ programs, and dual language/immersion in five languages. In addition, I offer professional development and guidance for 250+ non-immersion teachers and approximately 100 dual language/immersion teachers and their administrators.
I firmly believe in giving back to our profession, which is why I have served on the FLANC board, on a SCOLT Awards Committee, on ACTFL task forces and committees, and I have been on the executive board of NADSFL (National Association of District Supervisors) since 2012. My work with NADSFL, first as the Executive Secretary, and now as the Vice President, has allowed me to serve as a mentor and plan meaningful professional development for other district supervisors. It has been my pleasure to present multiple sessions and workshops
for all of these organizations over the past decade. I am humbled and honored to accept the 2020 SCOLT Leadership Award.