President’s Message – March 2019

President’s Message – March 2019

Dear All,

Welcome to spring and to the countdown for the end of the school calendar year! I would like to share a few tidbits for your consideration.

  1. FLAVA was well represented at the SCOLT (Southern Conference On Language Teaching) conference this past weekend in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC! Congratulations to Anja Moore, a 2018 Best of FLAVArecipient, who gave a meaningful presentation on “Musik der DDR – Dance Dance Revolution oder Friedliche Revolution.” Heidi Trudefulfilled her duties as the 2018 SCOLT Teacher of the Year and was introduced as a newly elected Board of Directors member. FLAVA is very proud to have representation on this regional board. As a matter of fact, there is some discussion about bringing SCOLT to Virginia. So, stay tuned!


  1. “Power Up with World Languages” is the theme of the FLAVA Spring Mini-Conference which will be help on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington.  Approximately 28 informative and inspiring sessions are being offered. There is no deadline for registration. However, if you wish to have the continental breakfast and lunch included as part of your registration package, you will need toregister by 11:59 PM on March 30, 2019. The regular cost of registration is $40. Full-time college student registration is also available for $20. Click here to register


  1. Thanks so much to the many of you who submitted proposals for the FLAVA Fall Conference. You will be notified no later than May 1st as to the status of your proposals, and registration will be available immediately afterwards.


  1. The Nominations Committee led by Linda Fowler-Jones is now accepting nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Communications Coordinator for the next term. Elections will take place in September, but the deadline to nominate a colleague or to self-nominate is May 15th. Click here for more information.


  1. The Awards Committee led by Jennifer Thomas is now seeking nominations for all of the FLAVA awards. The deadline is May 1, 2019. Please click here for more information and to nominate someone for the various awards.


Sue Robertson
President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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