NECTFL Teacher of the Year

About the Award
Each year, the Northeast Conference chooses its Teacher of the Year from among the candidates selected by the states in the Northeast region. This individual then represents our organization at the National Language Teacher of the Year competition at the ACTFL Conference in November. The award for the National Language Teacher of the Year is intended to elevate the status and the public profile of the language teaching profession at the state, regional and national levels by recognizing the individuals chosen for this award.
ACTFL requests that state associations choose a state Teacher of the Year during fall. State winner names and supporting documents (as described on the ACTFL website) should be submitted to NECTFL by January 5, 2018. In January, the NECTFL TOY Committee will review all state dossiers, interview candidates, and choose a regional winner who will be announced as the 2018 Northeast Conference Teacher of the Year. We encourage all states in our region to publicize this award which helps the profession to designate a spokesperson to carry our message to the wider public and serve as an inspiration to language educators.
Invitation to state associations to submit a nominee

How to Apply

Access all guidelines, forms and application documents at the ACTFL website: ACTFL TOY homepage
All materials submitted to NECTFL must be shared with info@nectfl.org via Google Drive. Please do not mail or email your materials. Please contact us for details and guidelines on sharing your portfolio.
Application deadline to NECTFL January 5, 2018.

2018 NECTFL Teacher of the Year

Ashford School (CT COLT)
 

Whether her students are performing puppet shows or rescuing monarch butterflies, Rebecca Aubrey, the CT COLT Language Teacher of the Year, is known for the “dynamic and exciting ways” her teaching integrates language and culture. Rebecca gets to know each student’s interests and needs, and offers a variety of learning options that build language, cultural competency, and 21st Century skills. Her principal describes her as having “a unique ability and unlimited perseverance in connecting with and motivating her students,” particularly those who are most at-risk. Rebecca leads her colleagues by guiding curriculum development, hosting site visits, and presenting at state and national conferences.


Past Winners
2017 NECTFL Teacher of the Year
Caleb Howard
Dr. William Mennies Elementary School (FLENJ)
 

2016: NECTFL and 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year
Katrina Griffin (MFLA)

North County High School, Glen Burnie, MD

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2015: NECTFL and 2016 ACTFL Teacher of the Year
Dr. Edward Zarrow (MaFLA)

Westwood High School in Westwood, MA
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2014: Hannah Gonzalez (MFLA)
Mt. Hebron HS, Woodbine, MD
2013: Margarita Boyatzi Dempsey (RIFLA)
Smithfield (RI) High School
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2012: Lucy Chu Lee, FLENJ & CLASS
Livingston (NJ) High School
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2011: Sherri Harkins, MFLA
Wicomico County (MD) Public Schools
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2010: Maryann Woods-Murphy, FLENJ
Northern Highlands Regional HS, Allendale, New Jersey
2009: Vickie Mike, NYSAFLT
Horseheads (NY) High School
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2008: Emily Z. Wagner, PSMLA
Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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2006: Christi Moraga, CT COLT
West Woods Upper Elementary School, Farmington, Connecticut
2005: Stephanie Appel, FLENJ
Fair Lawn Public School District, Bergen County, New Jersey