Message from the President – August 2022

Message from the President – August 2022

Greetings, FLAVA Members!

It’s hard to believe that summer break is winding down and soon we will be returning to school. I hope each of you has taken time to rest and recharge this summer and are ready to start the 2022 – 2023 school year with renewed energy and enthusiasm!

Registration for FLAVA 2022 is now open! I am so excited to see each of you IN-PERSON at the DoubleTree Hotel in beautiful Williamsburg, VA. FLAVA 2022 will feature almost 200 sessions, an exhibit hall, and many social opportunities to reconnect with each other. This year I am so excited to welcome La Maestra Loca (Annabelle Williamson) as our Keynote Speaker. I had the honor and privilege to meet Annabelle at SCOLT 2019 when I served on the SCOLT Teacher of the Year Interview Panel. Annabelle is such an amazing educator, mentor, and human being. I know that Annabelle will help each one of us to recharge, reconnect and reflect.

All conference attendees who register by September 15, 2022 will receive breakfast on Friday, October 7, 2022 and lunch on Saturday, October 8, 2022. During the Saturday lunch, affiliate organizations will hold their annual meetings. You will not want to miss the Welcome Back Reception on Thursday, October 6, 2022, and the most epic FLAVA Karaoke and Talent Show with a bar on Friday, October 8, 2022. These events will be included in your conference registration.

The FLAVA Executive Board and Conference team are so excited for our Fall Conference and cannot wait to see you!

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

  1. Register for FLAVA 2022 by September 15 (early bird deadline)

  2. Reserve your hotel room for FLAVA 2022 by September 15th. Go onto hotel website link Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center. Select your arrival date and your departure date. Next, complete the number of rooms you will need and the number of guests for each room. Enter FLA under the group code under the special rates and select rates button. Flava group block will display and you can select the bed type and make a reservation by clicking quick book (blue bar)

  3. Register for our upcoming FLAVA Chat – Friday, August 12th at 12:00 Noon to Kickstart Your School Year.

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! Wishing you all the best for the coming school year and I look forward to seeing each of you at FLAVA 2022 in October!

All the best,

Heidi Trude
FLAVA President

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