Dear World Language Colleagues,
What an amazing week! The CCFLT Spring Conference, February 21
23,2013 was an amazing experience. From our Thursday evening 2
hour ses-sions to the general session Keynote address, from our wine and cheeserecepons to our Awards Luncheon, from the incredible (almost profes-sional!) student singers from Fossil Ridge High School, from the on
presented sessions to the outstanding talent and leadership of Colo-rado foreign language teachers, it was the crème de la crème of confer-ences! Thank you all for aending, for presenng and for stepping up tothe challenge of leadership in Colorado! And,
, thank youto the Board of Directors for CCFLT who worked relessly for an enre year to make sure that everythingwas in place and ran smoothly
you are very simply THE BEST!
Then February 27, 2013, Toni Theisen, ACTFL president, Noah Geisel, ACTFL Teacher of the Year, JanineErickson, Past ACTFL President and Debbie Cody and myself had the privilege of advocang for foreignlanguages to the Joint House and Senate Educaon Commiee at our State Capitol. Please take a momentto read through our presentaon in this newsleer. And be prepared for GREAT things to happen, be-cause we are not done yet!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the opportunity to serve as your CCFLT presi-dent. This has been a great learning experience for me and has given me the chance to connect with Colo-rado teachers and teachers from all over the world at our regional and naonal conferences. I havebrought back so many of your ideas and foresights to my district and to the state commiees I haveserved on. Working with the two Boards during my tenure has been such a pleasure and just plain fun!When I ran for the Board in 2007 I thought that I would be giving back to an organizaon that has givenme so much throughout many years. The truth is that I gained so much more than I gave and for this Ithank all of you. Thank you for your support, suggesons, and guidance as I made this journey. It is teach-ers serving students who are at the heart of CCFLT.
Le monde est un livre dont chaque pas nous ouvre une page.
Alphonse de LAMARTINE, Voyage en Orient VIII
The world is a book; each step opens a page for us.
ll see you next year at the CCFLT 52
Annual Spring Conference!
IN THIS ISSUE
Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers