2010 NATIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

I have been fortunate to have been supported throughout my career by dedicated world language colleagues. I am deeply indebted to them for helping me through rough times and giving me the encouragement to spread my wings. It is impossible to fully repay them but I can try by "paying it forward" and offer my support to other educators. I see that as the true value of this award.

Here's a video with highlights of my incredible year as the 2010 ACTFL Teacher of the Year:





NOVEMBER 2009--IT ALL BEGINS!
ACTFL Convention, San Diego, CA
ACTFL Press Release
ACTFL Hall of Fame
photos from CSC 2009 Teacher of the Year

DECEMBER 2009
I was honored at the December '09 Meetingof the Springfield, Missouri Board of [[#|Education]]
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My remarks come right at the 8:00 minute mark or just after Doug Pitt (Brad's brother--check out the resemblance) is also recognized on that evening for his outstanding community service.
















JANUARY 2010
Kicked off Blog at actfl.org
Checking In With The 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher Of The Year
Helping Haiti

FEBRUARY 2010
Visit to Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City and met Governor Jay Nixon as part of Discover Languages Month
Advocacy-Legislative Visits

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Cover Girl!
and interview with me


MARCH 2010
CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE (CSCTFL), Minneapolis, MN, March 4-6
Remarks at Opening Session
Session: What Works in the Classroom of the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
CSC Photos

OZARKS FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Missouri State University, March 13
How Do You Wiki? Presentation
OFLA photos

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NECTFL), New York City, March 25-27
Session: What Works in the Classroom of the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
NECTFL photos


APRIL 2010
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE (SWCOLT), Albuquerque, NM, April 8-10
Session: What Works in the Classroom of the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
SWCOLT photos

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE (SCOLT), Winston-Salem, NC, April 15-17
Keynote: The Best of Times: A Celebration of Language Teaching
Session: What Works in the Classroom of the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
SCOLT photos


Click on the link below for photos and blog entries about the conferences:
On The Road With The ACTFL National Language Teacher Of The Year--Conferences & More
See also Presentations for more about these fabulous experiences.


MAY 2010
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (Incredible Experience!!!)
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JNCL-NCLIS Legislative Day & Delegate Assembly
Visit to ACTFL Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Article in Drury University Quarterly Magazine:


JUNE = RELAX!

JULY 2010
Princeton, NJ
NADSFL Summer Academy at Princeton University
A Peek at Princeton

After Princeton, off to Madrid & Barcelona with some teacher friends for some fun!!!

AUGUST 2010
New Teacher Induction for Springfield Public Schools
Article for The Language Educator--Winding Up Our TOYs


SEPTEMBER 2010
TPRS workshop in Springfield led by the wonderful Janice Kittok of MN

OCTOBER 2010
Foreign Language Association of Missouri Annual Conference, Lake Ozark, MO, October 21-22
Keynote & Workshop

[[#|Video]] of my TOY year with special highlights of Missouri:


NOVEMBER 2010
Clark County Schools [[#|Professional]] Development Keynote & Workshops, Las Vegas, NV, November 2
Keynote: The Power of a Teacher's Voice
Workshops: Lessons Learned On The Road


ACTFL Convention, Boston, MA, November 19
Remarks and Video presentation given to the Delegate's Assembly:
http://animoto.com/play/aer61JNhpquEHn16hN0stA?autostart=true


DECEMBER 2010
Presentation to Methods students at Missouri State University, December 1