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ACTFL to Announce Recipient of 2016 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Award at Annual Convention in San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marty Abbott
(703) 894-2900

Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will announce the recipient of its annual ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Award at its Annual Convention in San Diego next month. The finalists representing the five geographic regions of the U.S. are:

  • Leni Bronstein, Williamsburg Middle School, Arlington, VA; Southern Conference on Language Teaching
  • Brenda Gaver, East Valley High School, Spokane, WA; Pacific Northwest Council for Languages
  • Fernando Rubio, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
  • Edward Zarrow, Westwood High School, Westwood, MA; Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Deana Zorko, Madison West High School, Madison, WI; Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

The official 2016 National Language Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Opening General Session of ACTFL’s Annual Convention, in San Diego, CA on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. in Ballroom 20 in the San Diego Convention Center.

The award for the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year 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 spokesperson for the language profession in order to increase the visibility of the importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.

More information about ACTFL Teacher of the Year Program.

ABOUT ACTFL
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,500 active members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research studies and language education resources, including Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator magazine. As part of its mission and vision, the organization provides guidance to the profession and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures. ACTFL is a leading national voice among language educators and administrators and is guided by a responsibility to set standards and expectations that will result in high quality language programs.

Date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015