Julie Frye, OFLA Scholarship Chair
French Teacher, Lexington High School
I don’t know what your school schedule is, but my students received their first grade cards on Friday, 4 October. It just doesn’t seem possible that we can mark a whole grading period off the calendar already!
And speaking of the passage of time, I want to make sure you are aware of the 2019-2020 deadlines for OFLA scholarship opportunities and recognitions. Take time now to familiarize yourself with the nomination and application process. The pertinent details and forms can be found at www.ofla-online.org.
To be considered for an OFLA member award, the nominee must be a currently active member AND have been a member for a minimum of 3 years (2 of those years must have been in the previous 2 years). There may be exceptions to this requirement for the Leona Glenn Award for Outstanding World Language Educator and for the Beginning Teacher Awards. Those exceptions are explained on our website. Nominations for awards can only be submitted by a currently active OFLA member who has also been a member for at least 3 years, of which 2 must have been in the previous 2 years.
I invite you to read the descriptions of our offerings and consider nominating a deserving co- worker, mentor, administrator or other teacher who has impacted your success in the World Language classroom. Please note, self-nominations will not be considered.
Nominations, along with the appropriate documentation must be submitted (electronically only) by 1 December 2019. Scholarship, Grant and Award recipients will be notified before the 2020 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, where they will be recognized for their service and achievements.