Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Year in Review…And the Year to Come!

Beth Hanlon, 2017-2018 OFLA President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Dear OFLA colleagues, I hope your 2017-2018 school year is drawing to a close on a positive note! I also hope this summer will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated to … Continue reading

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Messages from the President-Elect

Milton Alan Turner, President Elect French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School 2018 Elections I would like to thank our outgoing OFLA board members Debbie Varga for serving as our Public Relations and Advocacy Chair, Kerry Parker for serving … Continue reading

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Seal of Biliteracy: My School’s Experience

Lesley Chapman, OFLA Executive Vice President  French Teacher, Sycamore High School When Ohio adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in late fall, 2017, it joined the ranks of a total of 32 states recognizing students who achieve a high level of proficiency … Continue reading

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2018 OFLA Award Winners

Lucas Hoffman, Past President French and Spanish Teacher, Sylvania Schools Congratulations to these 2018 OFLA Award winners! They were recognized on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. A detailed description on how to nominate for … Continue reading

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On the Summer Menu…Advantages of your OFLA membership!

Julie Frye, OFLA Membership Chair French Teacher, Lexington High School French Oh là là! The membership speaks and the OFLA board listens! You want Professional Development during the summer break and you want it in various regions throughout the state-That is … Continue reading

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In Full Bloom…Winding Down and Winding Up

Holly Haputa, Professional Development Chair Spanish Teacher, Avon Lake High School Whew! We made it! Like you, I love the summer for a variety of reasons. Time with family and friends, the smell of fresh cut grass, focusing on a … Continue reading

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What Will You Say?

Kerry Parker, OFA Secondary Language Learning Chair French Teacher, Edison High School It is a topic that is once again coming back to the attention of educators, policymakers and journalists alike – we have a national shortage of teachers. And not … Continue reading

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