This year’s fellows are Christopher Gwin, German, Haddonfield (NJ) High School; Nicole Sherf, French and Spanish, Salem State College (MA); Jim Ventosa, Spanish, Howard County (MD) Public Schools; and Daliang Wang, Chinese, Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA).
The SANS Inc. /Mead Leadership Program recognizes foreign language teachers who demonstrate leadership and vision in world language education. Mead Fellows are selected in part for the quality of the projects they propose. The plan of action for that project is developed by each Fellow with a mentor, using input from leaders of 14 state foreign language organizations.
“SANS’ focus as a company is to provide technology to support language teachers and their students,” said SANS president Ron Remschel. “As such, we see value in a program that rewards language educators who have innovative ideas and commitment to their profession. Congratulations to each of the 2012 fellows.”
The Northeast Conference has long been committed to developing leaders for the profession from all instructional levels and languages. According to Rebecca Kline, NECTFL’s director, “One finds past NECTFL leaders in a broad range of prestigious positions – they are university deans, program administrators, presidents of national associations, directors of media centers, and school district superintendents. The tangible support provided by SANS Inc. has allowed NECTFL to maximize the impact of its efforts by creating fellowships for future leaders at all levels in the profession.”
SANS is a leading instructional technology provider for language learning programs – FL, ESL, and ASL. Technologies include the Sony Virtuoso™ and Soloist® digital language lab software suite and SANSSpace™ virtual language learning platform. SANS is committed to providing software solutions that address teaching and learning modalities and work within the IT framework of the school or government agency using it. For more information, visit www.sansinc.com or email email@example.com.
The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages serves educators in all languages, including classical, less commonly taught, and ESL, from Maine to Virginia, at all levels from kindergarten through university, in both public and private settings. NECTFL holds an annual conference for those involved with foreign language education, offering both professional development and the chance to network with colleagues. More than 2,500 attendees take advantage of 150 companies’ exhibits and 200 sessions and workshops. Events include the recognition of award winners from both inside and outside the field. Past winners have been President Jimmy Carter, Sesame Street, musician Taj Mahal, and the late Senator Paul Simon. For further information about NECTFL, go to www.nectfl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtuoso and Soloist are trademarks of Sony Electronics Inc. Sony Virtuoso and Soloist software incorporate SANS and Sony Technology. SANSSpace is a trademark of SANS Inc.
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SANS Inc. is a leading provider of instructional technology for spoken and visual languages. We are the developer and exclusive licensor of the Sony Virtuoso digital language lab suite, and the developer of SANSSpace Virtual Language Learning platform.