NILA Fall Conference: Reconnect and Refresh
President Angie Wagoner, Crete Public Schools
October 22, 2022, 9am to 5pm (Central Time)
A variety of live presentations and sessions from master world language educators from all across the state will be offered.
A schedule of events will be available soon.
Keynote Speaker: Heather Sweester
Bio: Heather Sweetser holds an MA in Arabic, and earned summa cum laude BAs in Arabic, Islamic Studies, and International Studies, all from The Ohio State University. Sweetser has also served as a Lead Instructor for the UNM STARTALK program since 2015, helping heritage speakers work toward state certification. She received the 2020 Innovation in Language Program Direction Award: Online Teaching from the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC), and was UNM Lecturer of the Year for 2019-2020 In 2020 she was named Teacher of the Year by both the New Mexico Organization of Language Educators (NMOLE), and SWCOLT. She was awarded National Language Teacher of the Year by ACTFL 2022.