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2013 FFLA Teacher Awards powerpoint


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PowerPoint of the award winners from the Awards Ceremony at ACTFL/FFLA 2013 in Orlando, FL

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2013 FFLA Teacher Awards powerpoint

  1. 1. FFLA Awards Luncheon The following teachers were recognized at the FFLA Awards Luncheon Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL
  2. 2. Guest speakers 1. Chane Eplin, FLDOE Bureau Chief Student Achievement Through Language Acquisition 2. Jamie Hincemon, Stevens Learning Systems, Inc. 3. Julie Torguet, Pearson 4. Jeff Rutter, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 5. Beatriz Gegundez, Debbie Secrist, Vista Higher Learning
  3. 3. FFLA Hall of Fame The following teachers were inducted into the FFLA Hall of Fame between 2004 & 2012 Check out the FFLA Hall of Fame page on our website:
  4. 4. Sylvia Amaya Spanish & ESOL Teacher Pinellas County: Shore Acres Elementary Always dream and reach higher than you know you can reach. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors; try to be better than yourself.
  5. 5. Pam Benton Spanish & French Teacher Pinellas County: Hospital Homebound “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” ‒Charlemagne
  6. 6. Alan Blessing German & Latin Teacher Pinellas County: Northeast High Homines, dum docent, discunt –When you teach, you learn. Φὐσιν ἔχειν ἄριστὀν ἐστι, δεῦτερον δὲ μανθἀνειν – To have talent is the best thing; to learn something is second
  7. 7. Jacki Cinotti Spanish Teacher Duval County: Oceanway Middle I’m a perfectionist, but I’m not perfect.
  8. 8. Mary Virginia Fisher Spanish & French Teacher Palm Beach County: Vouloir, c’est Pouvoir
  9. 9. Margie Guerzon Fox Learning Specialist World Languages Orange County: K-12 “Communication is not simply the ability to correctly juxtapose grammar and vocabulary. What is most meaningful and powerful, is the understanding of how your words are heard and how your message is interpreted; that is, to see the world through the eyes of another.”
  10. 10. Esther Gonzalez-Wright Spanish Teacher Pinellas County: Seminole High “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” -Michael Jordan
  11. 11. Betty Green ESOL, Program Chair College of Education Daytona State College “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch
  12. 12. Alice Hill Spanish Teacher Duval County: Retired
  13. 13. Gale Jones Spanish teacher Duval County Fletcher High School
  14. 14. Jan Kucerik World Languages Supervisor Pinellas County World language educators are uniquely poised to change perspectives, open hearts, and inspire students to unlock the treasure that is language. I cannot imagine a more delightful pursuit.
  15. 15. Lilly Lewis Spanish Teacher Pinellas County: Perkins Elementary FLES If children can feel your love of teaching, then they will feel the love for learning.
  16. 16. Louis Lillard Spanish Teacher Riverdale High School In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun
  17. 17. Susan Mahon Spanish & French Teacher Hernando County: FW Springstead High Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  18. 18. Linda Markley Spanish & French Teacher/Supervisor Brevard County: K-12 Retired “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats
  19. 19. Gudrun Martyny Spanish Teacher & FFLA Executive Dir. Orange County: Timber Creek High Retired “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” ‒Nelson Mandela
  20. 20. JC Morales German & Japanese Teacher Dade County: Miami Palmetto HS Delaware Department of Education Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt – Wittgenstein The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
  21. 21. Sandra Rosado Spanish Teacher Pinellas County: Perkins Elementary “We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.” -Stephen King
  22. 22. Deanna Scheffer French Teacher St. Johns Country Day School French 1B-AP “Quand on a le droit de se tromper impunément, on est toujours sûr de réussir.” “If you are allowed to make mistakes, you are sure to succeed.” -Renan
  23. 23. Cheryl Thingvold French Teacher Clay County: Orange Park High Retired I believe very strongly that by teaching the language and the culture of different peoples, we can help our students to have a more open attitude toward and appreciation of others, as well as a deeper understanding of their own culture. We can also enable them to discover and develop within themselves talents and abilities that will enrich their adult lives.
  24. 24. Tracy Veler-Knick French Teacher Brevard County: Supervisor DoDDS: World Languages Specialist Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. – Benjamin Lee Whorf
  25. 25. Linda Villadoniga Spanish Teacher St. Johns County: Creekside High Retired Every child can learn though by different means. It is our responsibility as professionals to unlock the door of their learning style, thereby providing the means needed for them to learn.
  26. 26. Livia Wein Spanish & French Teacher Pinellas County: Seminole High Retired "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." ~ Robert Maynard Hutchins
  27. 27. Sherri Zacharkiw Latin Teacher Orange County: Timber Creek High Deceased
  28. 28. FFLA Hall of Fame 2013 Our 2013 Inductees Check out the FFLA Hall of Fame page on our website:
  29. 29. Annamarie Cairo Tijerino Spanish Teacher Gainesville High, Alachua County “Every man’s reach must out- distance his grasp or what’s a heaven for?” -Robert Browning
  30. 30. Lauren Doyle-McCombs French Teacher Wolfsen High IB Duval County Education is cheaper than ignorance.
  31. 31. Rebekah (Lindsey) Hunter Spanish Teacher Duval County: Oceanway Middle School As a World Language teacher, it is my goal to help cure the world of monolingualism! My students WILL become polyglots!!
  32. 32. Mary Risner Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies University of Florida “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –adapted from Marcel Proust
  33. 33. Linda Santiago Spanish Teacher Pinellas County: Lakewood High “Querer es poder”
  34. 34. FFLA Most Valuable Teachers 2013 Check out the FFLA Hall of Fame page on our website:
  35. 35. Mieko Avello Miami-Dade County Miami Palmetto High Japanese Teacher Congratulations for another successful year to Ms. Mieko Avello, Japanese teacher at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. She engaged her Japanese language program to the community very well. Her students’ group who dances the Japanese traditional dance has been performing at the Asian Culture Festival that is the biggest Asian festival in Miami for five years. The energetic dance became a tradition at the festival. She also organized the one-thousand origami cranes project. Her students made whole school and surrounding community aware of the Japanese tradition of Get Well wish of the origami art. Their donation of the beautiful one thousand origami crane to the Miami Children’s Hospital was enthusiastically welcomed by the children at the hospital. Superb job, Avello-sensei! Most Valuable Teacher
  36. 36. Craig Bebergal Florida Virtual School Lead Latin Instructor Presented at FFLA 2012. On the FL-DOE committee to write the Latin test bank questions, Project Proficiere. Treasurer and Webmaster of the Classical Association of FL. Judge at State and Regional Latin Fora. Most Valuable Teacher
  37. 37. Catalina Bohórquez Seminole County Seminole County Virtual School Spanish Teacher Catalina provided an awesome 21st Century Skills Tools training to Pinellas County World Languages Teachers! Most Valuable Teacher
  38. 38. Carey Phil Dillinger Hillsborough County Berkeley Prep Latin Teacher This year Phil began teaching 8th grade Latin I, in addition to 6th and 7th Latin A and B. He continues a second term as secretary of the Classical Association of Florida. Phil takes students to regional and state competitions each year. Most Valuable Teacher
  39. 39. Satoko Fisher Broward County Western High Japanese Teacher Mrs. Fisher has taught Japanese in Broward County for 21 years. She has organized Japan related events and actively promoted Japanese culture in her community. She established partnerships with local museums and her students visit and volunteer at these museums to enhance learning beyond her classroom. Last school year, she hosted 28 Japanese students who survived the 2011 earthquake/tsunami. She found host families for each student and organized a school tour, BBQ picnic, welcoming reception, etc.. These Japanese students and her students enjoyed the cultural exchange. Her students also performed very well at the district's Academic Competition. Two of her students earned scholarships to go to Japan for 6 weeks. Mrs. Fisher's continuous effort encourages her students to learn Japanese language and culture, and she is highly respected by her students and community. Most Valuable Teacher
  40. 40. Linda Gillespie St. Johns County Creekside High Spanish Teacher Kudos to Linda Gillespie, Spanish teacher at Creekside High School, for an outstanding first year as the new department chairman at Creekside as well as the new recording secretary for the Foreign Language Educators of Northeast Florida (FLENEF). Linda was instrumental in securing Creekside as the host school for the Ennio Emmanuel concert last December. She also served on the FLENEF Summer Conference Committee and co-presented a conference session entitled Edmodo in World Languages. Most Valuable Teacher
  41. 41. Robbye Griet Pinellas County Hopkins Middle French Teacher Robbye has been teaching in Pinellas County for 4 years at John Hopkins. She has been active at the international day annual event by presenting workshops and preparing her student to participate. Currently she is the department chair at her school and is mentoring new teachers to the department. During the summer, she was involved in the Pinellas County Curriculum writing team as she collaborated to incorporate common core standards into the French curriculum guides for the county. She also serves as secretary for the Pinellas County World Languages Teachers Association. Most Valuable Teacher
  42. 42. Myra Johnson Duval County World Languages Specialist Kudos to Myra Johnson, new World Language Specialist for Duval County Public Schools and new Duval County Liaison for the Foreign Language Educators of Northeast Florida (FLENEF), for her outstanding work on the Duval County Curriculum and Assessment Writing Team (CAWT). Myra served as the lead teacher for the Spanish 2 team as they produced exemplary curriculum guides and assessments for the county. Myra was a member of the Northeast Florida World Language Festival Committee and brought her students to compete in the event. In the spring Myra was selected by her peers in Northeast Florida to receive the FLENEF Educator of the Year Award. Finally, Myra served on the FLENEF Summer Conference Committee and also co-presented a conference session entitled Reading Strategies for the World Language Classroom. Most Valuable Teacher
  43. 43. Sara Kolhoff Pinellas County Palm Harbor University High Spanish Teacher Sara provided outstanding leadership as the vice-president and now President of the Pinellas World Languages Teachers Association. Most Valuable Teacher
  44. 44. Naoko Komura Florida International University Japanese Instructor Naoko Komura has shown a high level of dedication in her teaching. In this year’s FL Japanese Speech Contest, four of her students were awarded the first and second place in level 2 and 4. Also, several of them were invited for the lunch with the Consulate General of Japan at his residence. In addition, her summer study abroad program was successful again this year. All participants are eager to continue studying Japanese and promised to go back to Japan in the near future. She also served as president of Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese, contributing to professional community building locally and statewide. Most Valuable Teacher
  45. 45. Susan McDonald Manatee County Lakewood Ranch HS Susan has served and continues to serve as President of the Classical Association of Florida. She tirelessly advocates for Latin programs in the state and is an inspiring leader to all the teachers of classical languages both in Florida and beyond. Most Valuable Teacher
  46. 46. Adam Mize Brevard County Satellite High Latin Teacher In July, Adam planned and supervised over 100 Florida delegates at the National Latin Convention at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The competition was a success and a valuable experience for all students involved. He serves as a member of the executive committee of the Classical Association of Florida. Most Valuable Teacher
  47. 47. Yukari Nakamura-Deacon University of Florida Japanese Lecturer Yukari has been actively helping her students achieve their goals. Many of her students have found a way to use Japanese for their future career including teaching English, engineering & translation companies and government! Her achievement was recognized by UF and she was recently promoted to Senior Lecturer! Most Valuable Teacher
  48. 48. Mako Nozu University of South Florida Japanese Instructor Kudos for very fantastic year for Nozu-sensei. She led the Mid- Florida Speech and Skit Contest very successfully. She also organized the Japanese Social Picnic at USF Riverfront Park. So many people participated in these events that made her program more visible. She is the reason for the expansion of the USF’s Japanese Language program. She helped her students to be accepted in the prestigious JET program. In the very competitive selection, three of her students were accepted. Keep at it, Nozu-sensei. Most Valuable Teacher
  49. 49. Michelle Olah Seminole County Seminole County Resource Teacher Spanish Teacher Michelle provided an awesome 21st Century Skills Tools training to Pinellas County World Languages Teachers! Most Valuable Teacher
  50. 50. Kristen Parks Pinellas County Morgan Fitzgerald Middle Spanish Teacher Kristen provided outstanding leadership as the President of the Pinellas World Languages Teachers Association. Most Valuable Teacher
  51. 51. Maria “Janet” Robles St. Johns County Creekside High Spanish Teacher Kudos to Janet Robles, Spanish teacher at Creekside High School, new FFLA Region 3 Director and new Webmaster for the Foreign Language Educators of Northeast Florida (FLENEF) for her outstanding technology presentation for the 2012-2013 FLENEF Fall Workshop Series, Engaging Students and Teachers through Technology and Web Tools. In addition, Janet was instrumental in promoting the Ennio Emmanuel concert last December at Creekside. She also served on the FLENEF Summer Conference Committee and co-presented a conference session entitled Edmodo in World Languages. Most Valuable Teacher
  52. 52. Yasuo Uotate University of Florida Japanese Lecturer Yasuo Uotate has been contributing greatly to foreign language education locally, regionally, and nationally. Yasuo was recognized for his teaching excellence, and he was one of eight faculty members who received Teaching Award by the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Florida in April 2013. Since last August, Yasuo has been taking leadership in an collaborative Action Research project with three other AFTJ (Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese) members and will give a presentation at the 2013 ACTFL Convention. In addition, he attended an ACTFL OPI Workshop in June and is currently working for the OPI Tester Certification. Most Valuable Teacher
  53. 53. Etsuko Woodbury Volusia County Mainland High Japanese Teacher Mrs. Woodbury served community through Japanese cultural programs at local library and schools. She kept her dedicated support to the Volusia County WL Festival providing students to showcase projects. Her Japanese club won the best decorated food booth award serving RAMUNE drinks and dance circles activities at the festival. Most Valuable Teacher
  54. 54. FFLA Teacher of the Year 2012 & 2013 2012 Jackie CinottiDirmann 2013 Sheila Mansier
  55. 55. FFLA Associated Leagues Teachers of the Year 2013 CTA: Chinese: Yunming Edge FAATF: French: Jeannie Clark FAATSP: Spanish: Linda Santiago
  56. 56. FFLICCU: Community Colleges/Universities: Raymond Cornelius FATG: German: Anna Lohaus CAF: Latin: David Jackson FLAME: Supervisors: Deborah Oms
  57. 57. Teachers of Promise Kisha Hymes, Hillsborough, ASL Lisette Vergara-Leon, Broward, Japanese Caroline Lebet, Duvall, French
  58. 58. Louise Boucicaut, Lee, French Judith Cintron, Lee, Spanish
  59. 59. The Irving Wershow Award Gudrun Martyny
  60. 60. Thank you to the Host Committee Sylvia Amaya Pam Benton Jeanette Chavez Theresa Delphonse Nilsa Gomez Robbye Griet Sara Kolhoff Jan Kucerik Christina Liu Linda Markley Kristen Parks Linda Santiago Esther Gonzalez-Wright Gudrun Martyny Chair President Donations chair Member Member Member Exhibit hall chair Parliamentarian Member Teacher of Promise chair Secretary Hospitality chair Awards chair Executive Director
  61. 61. Executive Committee Associated Leagues Representatives Board of Directors President/ACTFL Rep Past President/JNCL Rep President-Elect/SCOLT Rep/Grant Coordinator Executive Director/Internet Coordinator Recording Secretary Parliamentarian Local Committee Chair AFTJ (Japanese) CAF (Latin) Pam Benton Cheryl Thingvold Vivian Bosque Gudrun Martyny Kristen Parks Jan Kucerik Sylvia Amaya Mako Nozu Dr. Susan McDonald FAATF (French) Dr. Lauren Doyle-McCombs FAATSP (Spanish) Gale Jones FASLTA (American Sign Language) Alysse Rasmussen FATG (German) Dr. Nancy Decker FCTA (Chinese) CJ Ginger Lin FFLICU (College Instructors) Fernando Mayoral FLAME (Supervisors/Coordinators) Melissa Morgado
  62. 62. Regional Directors Special Appointees Board of Directors Region 1 Director Raul Vellos Region 2 Director Angel Rios Region 3 Director Janet Robles Region 4 Director Grisell Santiago Region 5 Director Melissa Morgado (acting) Region 6 Director Sara Kolhoff Region 7 Director Louis Lillard Region 8 Director Sheila Mansier Region 9 Director/Technology Frank Kruger-Robbins Region 10 Director Mayra Merced-O'Neill Region 11 Director Dr. Vivian Bosque Region 12 Director Linda Markley DOE Representative FASA/FAISA Rep/Grants Independent School Liaison FFLAN (Newsletter) Editor FFLJ Editor/Historian Member Emeritus FLVS Chane Eplin Vivian Bosque Deanna Scheffer Jacquelyn Cinotti-Dirmann Dr. Betty Green Dr. David Gurney Audrey Irias