Five Regional Language Teachers of the Year are finalists for the 2023 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. The award will be announced at the Opening General Session of the ACTFL 2022 Convention in Boston, MA on Friday, November 18, 2022.
The finalists representing the five geographic regions of the U.S. are:
- Trudy Anderson: Nathan Hale School, New Haven, CT — Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)
- Claudia Elliott: Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Jacksonville, FL — Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
- Armando Johnson: Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MO — Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
- William Lee: Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX — Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
- Kristi Senden: Chugiak High School, Eagle River, AK — Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL)
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 for recognizing the most accomplished members of the profession. The Language Teacher of the Year becomes a national spokesperson for the language profession to further demonstrate the critical importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.
More information about ACTFL Teacher of the Year Program.