Message from the President – November 2023

Message from the President – November 2023

Greetings, FLAVA Members!

It was so wonderful to see so many of you at FLAVA 2023: Adapt and Empower! I hope that you left the conference feeling empowered and full of new ideas to share with colleagues and implement in your classes. A special thank you goes out to Ben Tinsley for his inspiring keynote address and his amazing sessions. We were so fortunate to have Ben at FLAVA this year! I am so thankful to all the presenters, exhibitors, and attendees for making FLAVA 2023 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

Kyla Brown

Rubi Rubilar

Helen Warriner-Burke Award

Margaret Hicks

Friend of FLAVA Award

Senator Ghazala Hashmi

David Cox Award

Liangyan Wang

There were so many amazing sessions at FLAVA 2023 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 NECTFL)

Ariana Kopf

Juegos y más juegos… Simple Games for Practice and Variety in the World Language Classroom

Best of FLAVA (will represent FLAVA at SCOLT)

Teresa Breitenthaler, Erin Boldin and Beth Stickley

The Crime Scene

Honorable Mentions

Lynne Hendrick

Reading Beyond Comprehension Questions

Olivia Exum

Spanish for the Workplace: A New Course in Partnership with CTE

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

  1. Register for our 2023 FLAVA Fall Learning Series. Check out this document for more details about these amazing FREE online workshops.

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
FLAVA President

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