Category Archives: Executive News

Letter from the President

Mark W. Himmelein, OFLA PresidentProfessor of German, University of Mount Union Although we are already several weeks into the new school year, allow me to welcome all OFLA members back and to extend my best wishes for this academic year … Continue reading

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Would You Like to be a Part of OFLA?

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA President ElectSpanish Teacher, Butler High School Being a member of OFLA has been a fantastic experience for me and I am so glad that I took the leap to be more involved. Joining the OFLA board is … Continue reading

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WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND BEYOND!

Megan Brady, OFLA Executive Vice PresidentSpanish Teacher, Northwest High School With more and more newcomers in the US, it seems that our schools are seeing more and more English Language Learners (ELLs) than ever before. In many districts, there is … Continue reading

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News from the Treasurer’s Office

Lisa Howie, OFLA Executive Treasurer Spanish Teacher, Smithville High School I thought I would take this opportunity to update you on what has been happening in the Treasurer’s office. When I took over the position last Julyl I had some specific … Continue reading

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Do You Write & Discuss?

How I love and use this teaching strategy! Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The CardinalSpanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Write & Discuss is one of my favorite teaching strategies that I never tire of and I am … Continue reading

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Advocacy as an Act of Interpersonal Communication and Social Justice

Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Editor of Electronic MediaFrench and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School Starting in September, ACTFL and the Joint National Committee for Languages-National Council for Language and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) co-sponsored the Articulating Change webinar series. Each … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

Welcome back to a normal year! Maria Herman, OFLA membership chair German Teacher, Maumee High School Greetings to you all!  I am Maria Herman, the incoming membership chair for OFLA.  I would first of all like to thank Teri Wiechart for … Continue reading

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Advocating Through Sister Cities International

Kirsten Halling, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy ChairProfessor of French, Wright State University In the quest to add experiential learning curriculum to the world language classroom, language teachers sometimes overlook a local resource that can provide a wealth of opportunities … Continue reading

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Message from the President

OFLA CONFERENCE 2020, WHAT TO EXPECT Lesley Chapman, OFLA President 2019-2020 French Teacher, Sycamore High School Are you considering coming to the OFLA Conference in Cincinnati on April 2-4?  We are planning three days of excellent workshops and sessions for … Continue reading

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OFLA Teacher of the Year: Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR THE OFLA TEACHER OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President-Elect Instructional Technologist for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Denison University The February 21st deadline, extended from February 15th, for submitting your portfolio items for consideration as … Continue reading

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