Meet the 2024 SCOLT Teachers of the Year!

Each state in the SCOLT region can send a Teacher of the Year candidate to SCOLT. Candidates participate in interviews on the Thursday of the conference and are honored at the Opening General Session. The SCOLT Teacher of the Year is announced at the Opening General Session and this person represents SCOLT in the ACTFL Teacher of the Year process. Each state’s Teacher of the Year is a model language educator.

Click on each picture to hear how the state Teacher of the Year answered the question, “What advice would you give someone starting the profession?”.

Brandon Cole


Andrés García


Bertha Delgadillo


Lydia Kohler


Jerry Parker


Kimberly Renee Watson


Lisa Bartels

North Carolina

Kailey Keels

South Carolina

Jessica Sexton


Maria Lola Contreras

West Virginia

2024 SCOLT Region Teachers of the Year