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Committees

2014 Committees

Finance and Organization

The functions of the Finance Committee are carried out by a Committee chaired by the Treasurer with three committee members, one of whom is the immediate Past Treasurer and the other two selected from among the ACTFL Membership.  This committee’s duties include oversight of the budget, audit, and investments.

ACTFL Board Members
Mary Lynn Redmond, President (2014)
Toni Theisen, Past-President (2014)
Jacque Van Houten, President-Elect (2014)
Todd Bowen, Treasurer (2014)
Marty Abbott, Executive Director, ex officio

Convention

The functions of the committee include “growing the organization” in terms of convention planning, convention session review, and other issues related to the convention content.  The Chair and members of the committee are appointed by the President.  Efforts are made to alternate chairs each year between the K-12 and higher education sectors.

ACTFL Board Members
Jocelyn Raught, Chair (2012-2014)
Todd Bowen, (2013-2015)
Juan Carlos Morales (2014-2016)
Ben Rifkin (2013-2015)

OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS

This committee is charged with “growing the organization” for issues related to Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator, all other ACTFL publications, Web site, products and brochures, marketing, public relations/advocacy, and e-newsletters. In addition, it will focus on the mobile world and ACTFL’s role in the virtual space and, in this respect, will collaborate with organizations such as IALLT and in building relationships beyond our field.  Duties include membership recruitment and retention programs, membership structure (individuals, organizations, SIGs, etc.), development of diversity in the membership and in the profession as well as ACTFL’s government.

ACTFL Board Members
Laura Franklin, Chair (2011-2015)
Toni Theisen (2012-2014)
Jacque Van Houten (2014-2016)
Lori Winne (2014-2016)

ACTFL Members
Claudia Bezaka (2014)
Greta Lundgaard (2014)
Takako Shigehisa (2014)

RESEARCH & ASSESSMENT

This committee will focus on “growing the organization” by connecting theory to practice and dissemination of that information to the language field.  This group will also connect learning to the appropriate assessment of linguistic and cultural competence using data to inform practice.  Data analysis will be an important component of professional development for ACTFL members.  This committee will also seek to keep ACTFL members, as well as parents, administrators, and the community at large, informed about changes in the field and the most recent research.

ACTFL Board Members
Debbie Robinson, Chair (2013-2015)
Marjorie Hall Haley (2012-2014)
Ali Moeller (2014-2016)

ACTFL Members
Amye Sukapdjo (2014)
Fernando Rubio (2014)
Eileen Glisan (2014)
Anne Nerenz (2014)

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

This committee will focus on “growing the organization” by connecting theory to practice and dissemination of that information to the language field.  This group will also connect learning to the appropriate assessment of linguistic and cultural competence using data to inform practice.  Data analysis will be an important component of professional development for ACTFL members.  This committee will also seek to keep ACTFL members, as well as parents, administrators, and the community at large, informed about changes in the field and the most recent research.

ACTFL Board Members
Patricia Carlin, Chair (2012-2014)
Thomas Sauer (2012-2014)
Mary Lynn Redmond (2012-2015)
Laurel Derksen (2014-2016)

ACTFL Members
Carmen Scoggins (2014)
Jessica Haxhi (2014)
Beth Smith (2014)


Action Groups

Public Relations

Juan Carlos Morales, Chair
Marty Abbott, ACTFL Staff
Patricia Carlin, Board Member
Laurel Derksen, ACTFL Member
Nicole Naditz, ACTFL Member
John Carlino, ACTFL Member
Brandon Locke, ACTFL Member

ACTFL Global Giving

Ben Rifkin, Chair
Julia Richardson, ACTFL Staff
Jocelyn Danielson Raught, Board Member
Lori Winne, Board Member
Rebekah Bray, ACTFL Member
Gyanam Mahajan, ACTFL Member
Gautami Shah, ACTFL Member

ACTFL International/ Credentialing

Marjorie Hall-Haley, Chair
Elvira Swender, ACTFL Staff
Toni Theisen, Board Member
Ali Moeller, Board Member
Iman Hashem, ACTFL Member
Dave McAlpine, ACTFL Member

Outreach & Communications

Laura Franklin, Chair
Howie Berman, ACTFL Staff
Toni Theisen, Board Member
Lori Winne, Board Member
Jacque Van Houten, Board Member
Claudia Bezaka, ACTFL Member
Greta Lundgaard, ACTFL Member
Takako Shigehisa, ACTFL Member

ACTFL Innovate

Thomas Sauer, Chair
Howie Berman, ACTFL Staff
Debbie Robinson, Board Member
Laura Franklin, Board Member

Summer Institute

Todd Bowen, Chair
Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Staff
Jacque Van Houten, Board Member
Mary Lynn Redmond, Board Member
Frank Troyan, ACTFL Member
Sharon Deering, ACFTL Member

Convention

Jocelyn Raught Danielson, Chair
Julia Richardson, ACTFL Staff
Juan Carlos Morales, Board Member
Todd Bowen, Board Member
Ben Rifkin, Board Member

Professional Learning

Patricia Carlin, Chair
Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Staff
Mary Lynn Redmond, Board Member
Laurel Derksen, Board Member
Thomas Sauer, Board Member
Carmen Scoggins, ACTFL Member
Jessica Haxhi, ACTFL Member
Beth Smith, ACTFL Member

Research & Assessment

Debbie Robinson, Chair
Elvira Swender, ACTFL Staff
Marjorie Hall Haley, Board Member
Ali Moeller, Board Member
Amye Sukapdjo, ACTFL Member
Fernando Rubio, ACTFL Member
Eileen Glisan, ACTFL Member
Anne Nerenz, ACTFL Member