Attention! MFLA Membership Special!
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Are you interested in serving MFLA on the Board of Directors? We're taking applications for the upcoming 2021-23 term. MFLA Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings, generally held on the first Saturday of each month (as a rule, we do not meet in January, April, June, or July). Board members assist in the planning and execution of MFLA's Fall and Spring Conferences, as well as various outreach events. They also serve on one or more of the following committees:
If you're interested in being considered for one of our open spots, please forward your nomination to Debbie Espitia, 2nd VP, at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th. You may contact Debbie with any questions you have about serving on the Board, too.
With your email of interest, please include information about the professional background and experience you will bring to the Board. This can be in the form of a CV / resumé, a link to your Linkedin profile, an email / letter of support from a supervisor, etc.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Mentor to Many
Dr. Gladys Lipton, educator, leader, artist, passed away January 19, 2021. Many of us in MFLA were influenced by Dr. Lipton and had the pleasure of working with her in a variety of scenarios within the realm of world language education. Locally, Dr. Lipton served as Supervisor of World Languages & ESOL for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, coordinator of the Modern Language Dept. outreach program at UMBC, at and Past-President of MFLA. Dr. Lipton was especially influential in world languages at the elementary level and was the Director of the National FLES Institute for over 40 years. Six years ago, at the age of 90, Dr. Lipton embarked on a new career - that of abstract artist and to date, had completed more than 400 paintings and held more than a dozen solo art shows. In 2015, The Beacon magazine published an article on Dr. Lipton, written by Barbara Ruben. We encourage you to read the article since it does a fantastic job of recapping Dr. Lipton's careers in education and the art world.
Apply for an Award from MFLA Today!
The MFLA Board of Directors and its Awards Committee are eager to recognize your dedication, talent, and passion for world language teaching. We would like to encourage you to apply for an award this fall. Current MFLA members have the opportunity to nominate themselves or a colleague.
You will find applications on our MFLA website for the MEAD Fellowship and the A&R Scholarship, which covers registration at the 2021 NECTFL Conference.
NOTE: If you have not renewed your MFLA membership, please do so from the MFLA website. You must be a member to view the applications and apply! If you would like to nominate someone who is not yet a member, please let them know that the first year is free to new members!
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ELECTRONICALLY to MFLAAwards@gmail.com.
We look forward to addressing any questions or concerns you may have about the process. You may email Deborah Doyle at email@example.com.
MFLA Awards Committee