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CONTACT: Howie Berman
703.894.2900 ext. 106
The official 2022 National Language Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Opening General Session of the ACTFL 2021 Virtual Convention on Friday, November 19, 2021. Five Regional Language Teachers of the Year are finalists for the 2022 award.
The finalists representing the five geographic regions of the U.S. are:
- Jaime Basham: Lander Valley High School, Lander, WY — Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL)
- Theresa Jensen: Millard North High School, Omaha, NE — Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
- Heather Sweetser: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM— Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
- Ashley Warren: Dutch Neck Elementary School, West Windsor Township, NJ — Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)
- Jenniffer Whyte: The Donoho School, Anniston, AL — Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
The award for the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year program is intended to elevate the status of the language teaching profession at the state, regional, and national levels by creating opportunities to recognize the most accomplished and passionate members of the language education community. The ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year becomes a spokesperson for the profession and an advocate for fellow educators as well as students while championing the importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.
More information about ACTFL Teacher of the Year Program.