Message from the President – March 2022

Message from the President – March 2022

Greetings, FLAVA members!

I hope you all are taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather!

First off, I cannot thank each of you enough for all you did to advocate for World Languages. It’s because of each of you that we were able to defeat House Bill 340. I would like to especially thank Sharon Scinicariello and her Advocacy Team for all their hard work and dedication this legislative season. Please take a few minutes and send each of the VA Senators who supported World Languages a thank you message.

Congratulations to Beth Marshall who represented FLAVA so well at NECTFL with her Best of FLAVA session, Developing Cultural Competence Through Interdisciplinary Units.

It’s now time for YOUR help! It’s time to…

1.) ATTEND SCOLT 2022: Inclusion is About Us ALL in Norfolk, VA! As you may know, FLAVA is the co-host of the SCOLT 2022 and we want to SEE all of YOU there in person for this AMAZING Conference! This will be our SPRING CONFERENCE, so be sure to attend. Early Bird registration ended on March 1, but you can still attend SCOLT with on-site registration at the Waterside Marriott. The last day to reserve a room at the Waterside Marriott at the conference rate of $145/night is March 9, 2022. Registration details and hotel information can be found HERE:

2.) Submit a video for the FLAVA Mentoring Program. Please contact Martha Davis, Mentor Program Chair, at

3.) Nominate a colleague or a college/university student for one of the many FLAVA Awards. The deadline is May 1, 2022! Nomination information can be found here:

4.) Register to attend our FREE professional development workshops on March 17 (Talk with Me with Amber Moore) and April 21 (See, Think, Collaborate, and Make with Ángels Natal Asensio). More information on each of these amazing workshops can be found here:

5.) Submit a proposal for our Fall Conference, FLAVA 2022: Recharge, Reconnect, Reflect. All proposal submissions are due by April 30, 2022. Our Fall Conference will be October 6-8, 2022 at the Williamsburg DoubleTree. Submit your proposal here:

I am so looking forward to seeing so many of you at SCOLT 2022 in a few weeks! If there is anything FLAVA can do to support you or your students, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. I truly appreciate each of you and all that you do for World Languages in VA and beyond!

With much appreciation,

Heidi Trude

President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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