President’s Communications

Dear All, Welcome to spring and to the countdown for the end of the school calendar year! I would like to share a few tidbits for your consideration. FLAVA was well represented at the SCOLT (Southern Conference On Language Teaching) conference this past weekend in beautiful Myrtle Beach,...

Dear Colleagues, Just a quick message to keep you informed about FLAVA matters. The NECTFL Conference in New York was an exciting time for the FLAVA members in attendance. I especially want to thank Tanja Mayer-Harding and Vivien DePeralta for their Best of FLAVA presentation (Increasing Access: Tools for Teaching Differently-Abled World Language Learners)....

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to share some wonderful news and opportunities with you! I know that each of you is extremely busy. I will try to make this concise – but, please read this information! You have already received a thank you note from Dick Kuettner and the Advocacy Committee. It was heartwarming...

Are you willing and ready to be a member of a great team?   The FLAVA Executive Board has two openings; one for the position of President-Elect and one for Communications Coordinator (formerly known as Secretary).   You may nominate a member (with nominee’s permission) or you...

Happy New Year to each of you, and I hope you are handling whatever weather has come your way this weekend! I am keeping this message short, but it has some very important links and information for you. So, I beg you to look at each! ...

It is November, the month of special Thanksgiving for our many blessings. I am so thankful for the Foreign Language Association of Virginia and what it does on a daily basis to support all languages in our Commonwealth. I would like to remind you of a...

Dear All, There are not enough words to thank each of you for your attendance at the 2018 Fall FLAVA Conference. I hope that each of you walked away with a few ideas to implement in your classroom and that you enjoyed your time networking and...

2018 Proposed Amendments to the FLAVA (2015) Constitution and Bylaws. Composed by Thomas Sones, FLAVA Parliamentarian, in consultation of members of the Advisory Committee and the FLAVA Executive Board. Background: In 2015, the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) changed its Constitution (2010) and separated it into...

Dear FLAVA Members, I trust that this finds most of you in the midst of teacher preparation week or going full steam ahead in the classroom. Welcome back to what I hope will be your best year yet! Here are a few conference reminders along with a...

Dear Colleagues, I hope that all of you have enjoyed these summer days and are beginning to think about your new school year. With that in mind, I would love for you to take the time to reflect on the importance of FLAVA and how you...