The TFLA Administrator of the Year Award is given to school administrators who have distinguished themselves through their support of the foreign language program in their schools. Congratulation to Martha Vásquez, District Coordinator for World Languages at San Antonio ISD who received this award at the TFLA Fall Conference on Friday, October 26th. This award was open to superintendents, principals (K-12), deans, presidents (college/university), elementary/secondary campus and central office administrators.
World Languages teachers met to build district curriculum at the EPIC Saturday on October 20th for the AP Spanish Language & Culture and the AP Spanish Literature & Culture courses. These teacher received training and collaborated to build Year-At-A-Glance Documents as well as Instructional Focus Documents.
Each year, Humanities Texas presents awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools. In 2018, a total of sixteen awards were presented. Erin Gutierrez-Harbor, a sixteen year veteran at Sidney Lanier High School is a recipient of this award.
The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards recognize exemplary K–12 humanities teachers. Each year, teachers are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award and an additional $500 for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, AP and IB students from Thomas Jefferson High School put together an amazing one act play to celebrate Mexican’s Independence Day. Students, faculty and staff gathered at Jeff’s Historic auditorium to join in the celebration.
All of SAISD World Languages Educators gathered at Longfellow IB Middle School for professional learning and collaboration. We celebrated our program’s accomplishments, engaged in technology & GT training, and began planning for the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year.