Message from the President – October 2022

Message from the President – October 2022

FLAVA President’s Message – October 2022

Greetings, FLAVA Members!


It was so wonderful to see so many of you at FLAVA 2022: Recharge, Reconnect, Reflect! I hope that you left the conference feeling reenergized and full of new ideas to share with colleagues and implement in your classes. A special thank you goes out to La Maestra Loca for her inspiring keynote address and her amazing sessions. We were so fortunate to have her at FLAVA this year! I am so thankful to all the presenters, exhibitors, and attendees for making FLAVA 2022 a huge success!


During the conference, we were able to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues during our FLAVA Awards Ceremony. A huge congratulations goes out to our award winners:


University Recognitions

Natalia Pena-Cruz

Jazz Wilson

Helen Warriner-Burke Award

Lily Goetz

Friend of FLAVA Award

Chesterfield Education Foundation

Novice Teacher Award

Holly Fitterer

David Cox Award

Christina Ballew

Marshall Brannon Award

Martha Davis


There were so many amazing sessions at FLAVA 2022 this year! FLAVA is honored to recognize the following individuals and their presentations as the BEST of FLAVA this year.


Best of FLAVA (will represent FLAVA at SCOLT)

Shane Goodpasture

Get Ready to Embark on “The Amazing Race”

Best of FLAVA (will represent FLAVA at NECTFL)

Julia Inglesby

Number Talks in a Dual Language Immersion Setting


The FLAVA Board and Conference Team would very much appreciate you taking a few moments to complete our survey regarding conference preferences in order to assist us in planning future FLAVA fall and spring conferences. This feedback will be used to plan for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 conferences and beyond. Thank you in advance for your input!


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


  1. Register for our FLAVA Workshop series. The first workshop is Thursday, October 27 from 4:30-5:30pm with Lisa Fore. Learn about the workshops and register here.

  2. Complete the FLAVA Conference Planning Survey.


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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