President’s Communications

April Presidential Message Dear FLAVA Members, I hope this message finds you well and inspired after our recent Spring Conference in Lexington. It was a joyous Saturday filled with engagement, empowerment, and energizing connections among language educators. I want to express our deepest gratitude to our Spring Conference...

Dear FLAVA Members and Virginia World Language Educators, As we near the end of March, I am reminded of the profound impact language and culture have on our lives. They are not just tools for communication; they are gateways to joy, discovery, and self-awareness, intricately linked...

February 20, 2024 President's Message-- February 2024 Dear FLAVA Members and Virginia World Language Educators, I am delighted to share some exciting updates and reminders as we continue our journey to Engage, Empower, and Energize with FLAVA! Our upcoming conference, themed around these pillars, is set to inspire...

FLAVA President's Message-- January 2024 Dear Members of FLAVA, As we step into 2024, I extend my sincere gratitude for the privilege of leading this dynamic community of language educators. The confidence you've placed in me is truly humbling. I want to express my appreciation to all...

FLAVA President's Message - Farewell and Thank You! Greetings, FLAVA Members!     My term as FLAVA President is coming to an end, and I would like to thank each of you for your support over the past two years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to celebrate, advocate,...

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...

October President's Message   Greetings, FLAVA Members!   I cannot wait to welcome you all to FLAVA 2023 in Norfolk, VA next week! The FLAVA Board and Conference Team are hard at work preparing for what is sure to be an amazing conference! If you have not registered, you have...

Greetings, FLAVA Members!   Welcome Back! I hope the start of the school year has been smooth and filled with joy and excitement for you and your students!   It is almost time for FLAVA 2023 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and I couldn’t be more excited!!! FLAVA 2023 will feature...

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 2023 - 2024 school year...

FLAVA President's Message - July 2023 Greetings, FLAVA Members!     I hope each of you are enjoying your summer break! This President’s message is coming to you from France where I am currently traveling with my students and having a fabulous time.   It’s time to start thinking about FLAVA...