Message from the President – April 2023

Message from the President – April 2023

FLAVA President’s Message – April 2023

Greetings, FLAVA Members!


I hope each of you are or will soon be enjoying your much deserved spring break!

SCOLT 2023 in Mobile, Alabama was absolutely incredible! It was so nice to see so many FLAVA members attending and presenting at SCOLT. Your FLAVA Executive Board members attended many amazing sessions, met with exhibitors, and attended the annual State Leader luncheon and workshop. We left Mobile with many ideas that we are excited to bring back to FLAVA!

Congratulations to Dr. Martha Davis who represented FLAVA so eloquently as our Teacher of Year nominee at SCOLT. We are extremely proud of Dr. Davis!


Congratulations to Shane Goodpasture who represented FLAVA so well at SCOLT with his Best of FLAVA session, Get Ready to Embark on “The Amazing Race”. Shane’s session was so awesome and made us proud to have Shane as a FLAVA member!

We look forward to welcoming all of you to FLAVA 2023: Adapt & Empower on October 12 – 14, 2023 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The call for proposals is now open and we look forward to receiving your proposals! The deadline to submit your proposal is May 15th at 11:59PM EST.


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


  1. Register for the Spring Mini-Conference on April 22 at Washington & Lee University by April 5th at 11:59PM EST. Register at:

  1. Submit a proposal for the FLAVA Fall 2023 Conference, FLAVA 2023: Adapt & Empower on October 12 – 14, 2023 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Submit a proposal at: The deadline to submit is May 15, 2023.


  1. Register for our FLAVA Workshop series. The next workshop is Tuesday, April 18th from 5:30-6:30pm with Jenniffer Whyte. Learn about the workshops and register here.


  1. Nominate a colleague or a college/university student for one of the many FLAVA Awards. The deadline is May 1, 2023! Nomination information can be found here:


I hope that spring break can be a time for you to unplug, rest, and recharge. I look forward to seeing you all at our Spring Mini-Conference 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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