From the President
Hello Fellow Foreign Language Fans,
What a great 2013 Conference we just had! 121 sessions, over 500 participants, opportunities for learning, collaborating and, networking, all in beautiful Williamsburg. What an awesome weekend! People representing so many languages, united with a passion for teaching not a language but a life skill. What an honor to be with you. For those of you who gather year after year, I bet it was a delight catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. That is exactly how I felt. And, for those new to this great conference, it is my hope you felt welcomed and learned lots of new things.
One very special THANK YOU to ALL the volunteers who throughout the year and during our three days of conference gave of their time, talents and, effort. Thank you for serving our educators of Virginia. It is my belief that the greatest opportunity one can receive is to having the honor to serve a community. Volunteers, you did it again!
Check out our webpage and see all FLAVA has to offer you. Under Professional Development you will find the numerous high-quality opportunities offered throughout the year. Join us at one of our satellite locations, free of charge! Are you having a hard time building up your program? Are you lacking support? Your answers might be under Advocacy. There you will find many resources for district and school level advocacy efforts. Did you see our Job announcements?
Go ahead and dive in.
Thank you for allowing me the honor to be at your service.