Meet Katrina Griffin, NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Katrina Griffin. Katrina is the lead German teacher and World and Classical Languages Department Chair at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She has held leadership positions in the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA) and her local chapter of AATG. Her list of involvements in the field … Continue reading Meet Katrina Griffin, NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Grant Boulanger, CSCTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year's CSCTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Grant Boulanger. Grant is a Spanish teacher at Skyview Middle School near St. Paul, MN. He has been teaching languages in a variety of contexts since graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1997. He cofounded a bilingual, project-based arts high school, taught middle school immersion in one … Continue reading Meet Grant Boulanger, CSCTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Michele Whaley, PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Michele Whaley. Michele is a 30-year Russian-teaching veteran in the Anchorage School District in Alaska. She is the both the first Russian teacher and the first Alaskan teacher to take the stage as a regional finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year! Michele is also the reason that … Continue reading Meet Michele Whaley, PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Darcy Pippins, SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Darcy Pippins. Darcy teaches Spanish III, IV and AP Spanish Language and Culture at Norman High School in Norman, OK--the same high school from which she graduated! She has taught Spanish for 18 years in varying capacities, including Fluency Fast courses and classes at the  University of Oklahoma. This is the second of … Continue reading Meet Darcy Pippins, SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!

This year's SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Laura Roché Youngworth. After spending many years as a French teacher and department chair at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, KY, Laura is now the World Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools. Laura is also the co-host of the Language Talk: KWLA podcast series. This is the … Continue reading Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!