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2019 Fall Conference
2019 Award Recipients
WAFLT Membership Renewal
German Center of Excellence



 
 
Thank you for attending the 2019 WAFLT Fall Conference at the Northern Quest Resort and Conference Center. What a great couple days of Professional Development! Our world language colleagues met, shared, and connected through the impressive keynote speeches, various rewarding sessions, wonderful meals, and even an exciting closing raffle. All shared presenter materials and handouts are located in this folder. Please make a copy or download the handouts. 
We look forward to seeing you at our Spring Regionals!

 

 

Congratulations to WAFLT's outstanding educators and leaders in World Language! This year’s winners are:
Public Awareness: Ashley Landes
WAFLT Teacher of the Year: Alissa Farias
Inspirational Leadership: María Gillman
Continued Distinguished Service: Teresita Tobón
Creative Innovation: Chunqing (Tracy) Ge
Pro Lingua Award: Michele Anciaux Aoki

You can read about the awardees, their roles, and their contributions here.

Our state, our schools, and our students are fortunate to have such talented and dedicated World Language teachers. Please nominate a colleague (or yourself!) for a WAFLT Award
https://www.waflt.net/annual-awards


If you attended our 2019 Fall conference, you are automatically a 2019-2020 member. If you missed the conference, it is time to quickly renew online. Please see the link below for our numerous membership benefits. 
https://www.waflt.net/benefits-of-membership
New this year! Your membership will include free professional development webinars. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact
Catherine Ousselin, our new WAFLT president (email: catherineku72@gmail.com)
Keep an eye out for future announcements about webinar dates and times.  
Special Recognition: Congratulations und Herzliche Glückwünsche!
The German program at West Valley High School, Yakima WA, is being recognized nationally as a German Center of Excellence. The award ceremony will occur at during the November ACTFL Conference at the Goethe Institute Headquarters in WA, D.C.
Rick Beck, the sole German faculty member at West Valley HS, holds a BA in German from Olivet College, Olivet, MI (1977). He spent a year abroad studying at the Universität Heidelberg. He also holds a MA in German from Portland State University (1999). He is a lifetime member of the National AATG and has served as the Treasurer of the Washington Chapter of that organization for the past 26 years. He is also the current Treasurer of the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT), a position he has held for the past sixteen years. The West Valley German program began in 1991 and has engaged students in high level German language and cultural activities in and outside of the classroom, including involvement in the GAD and GAPP exchanges. For more information on this award please open the award PDF.






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