TIME TO PASS THE TORCH

OFLA is in good hands

Teri Wiechart,OFLA Membership Chair
Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired)

It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the OFLA Executive Board for the last 17 years.  After volunteering with the 2005 conference, Barb Andrews asked me if I wanted a more formal role.  I gladly agreed.  Since then I’ve had a variety of roles, including being president, membership chair, conference committee, and professional development chair, each giving me the opportunity to help the teachers in Ohio further their professional growth.

Now it is time to pass the torch to the next generation of OFLA leaders.  It is in good hands as we welcome the new membership chair, Maria Herman of Maumee.  Please give her the same help and consideration you have always given to me.  The presidential track has Kaleigh Baker and Megan Brady looking to our post-pandemic future.

You can help keep OFLA strong by keeping your membership active, by volunteering for committees, and by attending the conference. It’s important to support OFLA’s Advocacy Committee, led by Kirsten Halling, who works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to promote and protect language learning and teaching in Ohio.  The Professional Development Committee, led by Nela Serrano, works continually to offer top-notch presentations led by Ohio teachers and leaders in the field of Second Language Acquisition.

Finally, consider becoming a part of the OFLA Board.  Kaleigh Baker will be asking soon for people to run for the election in January.  It is one of the most fulfilling professional and personal activities you can do.  The friends and connections you will make will last you a lifetime and provide a life-line for your own professional life.

Thank you for your support over the years.  Though I will no longer be on the board, I will still be an active OFLA member.  You’ll see me around.  

We are still Teachers Helping Teachers.