Alondra Pacheco, Ohio Buckeye AATSP President 

Spanish Teacher, University School, Hunting Valley

AATSP’s 103 Annual Conference this past July in Atlanta was a resounding success. The conference gave educators from the United States a chance to meet and reenergize for the new school year. We look forward to our 104th Annual Conference in Puerto Rico 2022. The conference theme, Valorando nuestras raíces y construyendo nuestro futuro / Valorizando nossas raízes e construindo nosso futuro, encourages us to embrace our roots as we build our future. The deadline to submit a conference proposal is October 15.

The National Spanish Examinations is celebrating student achievement with a special Shout Out. Nominations are accepted for our student spotlight and winners receive a special prize from the NSE office.

National Teach Spanish Week took place Sunday, September 26- Sunday, October 3rd. The purpose of National Teach Spanish Week (NTSW) is to promote the teaching of Spanish as a profession, to call attention to the current Spanish teacher shortage nationwide, and to emphasize the importance of Spanish as a world language. In recognition of National Teach Spanish Week, the AATSP will be giving away free First-Year Memberships. These memberships will be good for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022.