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The AATF is divided into nine regions with approximately 70 local chapters.   Most chapters include the whole state, although some larger states have several chapters (New York, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, etc.).    Chapters have their own constitutions and officers and may levy additional chapter dues in addition to national dues.   Chapter membership is optional, but we encourage members to take advantage of the resources and networking that is available locally.

Region I

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Connecticut

President

Jon Shee
Email: sheej@stlukesct.org

Treasurer

Evan Downey
Email: downeye@stlukesct.org

Description

Be part of "une vraie communauté" in Connecticut! The chapter is incredibly active and organizes many exciting events for teachers and students in different regions of the state. Through cocktail parties, sold-out musical concerts, professional development workshops, and more, the Connecticut Chapter has created a real, connected community of teachers and friends.Visit Chapter's Website
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Eastern Massachusetts

President

Brian Thompson
Email: brian.thompson@umb.edu

Treasurer

Joyce Beckwith
Email: mmejoyb@aol.com

Description

The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter has received an "AATF Outstanding Chapter Award."  We seek to serve our members with useful and fun activities for both teachers and their students including our annual Journée de la francophonie, a Francophone reading group, workshops, and concerts with Francophone singers. We work closely with the French Cultural Services in Boston and with the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association.Visit Chapter's Website
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Maine

President

Nathalie Gorey
Email: goreyn@link75.net

Treasurer

Charles Hicks
Email: chicks@msad49.org

Description

We are a small but growing chapter with dedicated and enthusiastic members. We were honored to receive second place in "Outstanding Small Chapter" at the 2018 convention in Martinique! We remain active throughout the school year; we organize a conference at the University of Maine at Augusta every fall and are represented every March at our annual state language association conference (FLAME) where we offer many workshops with Francophone content and encourage French teachers participate in our diverse activities. We send a monthly newsletter to keep our members abreast of professional development, scholarship and contest information, Francophone cultural events in the New England region, and to encourage our teachers to take advantage of all the resources and opportunities that the AATF offers.  We also offer two local scholarships.  We are proud to be a continuing sponsor of the fall immersion weekend. Highly skilled and experienced volunteer French teachers lead group activities and give participants a choice of workshops targeting different intermediate and advanced levels. Visit Chapter's Website
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New Hampshire

President

Katherine Harrington
Email: knharrington@mail.plymouth.edu

Treasurer

Edith Takantjas
Email: etakantjas@sau80.org
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Rhode Island

President

Michael Hebert
Email: aibere@live.com

Treasurer

Carole Figuet
Email: carolefiguet1@gmail.com

Description

The Rhode Island Chapter serves the interests and needs of teachers and students of French in Rhode Island at all levels of instruction, in both public and private schools, stimulates professional growth, and fosters the interest in the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures in the public.Visit Chapter's Website
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Western Massachusetts / Vermont

President

Richard Monahan
Email: wachusettfrench@gmail.com

Treasurer

Johanna Gardner
Email: johannagardner@gmail.com

Description

The purpose of the chapter is to serve the interests and needs of teachers of French and the teaching of French at all levels of instruction, in both public and private schools, to stimulate professional growth, and to foster interest in the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures.Visit Chapter's Website

Region II

34

Central New York

President

Jennifer Kostolecki
Email: presidentaatfcny@gmail.com

Treasurer

Sarah Woodward-Jones
Email: treasureraatfcny@gmail.com

Description

The aim of the Central New York Chapter shall be to represent the French language in central New York and to encourage the dissemination, both in schools and in the general public, of knowledge concerning all aspects of the French-speaking world. The Chapter shall, by all means at its disposal, support projects to advance the French language, culture and literature. It encourages reciprocal communication between all levels of the teaching of French in central New York.Visit Chapter's Website
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Metropolitan New York

President

Polly Duke
Email: polly_duke@fa.org

Treasurer

Fred Gitner
Email: fred.j.gitner@queenslibrary.org

Description

The NY Metropolitan Chapter sponsors two annual conferences in collaboration with the Maison Française at Columbia University and the Maison Française at New York University on topics of interest to French teachers at all levels. These are free of charge to AATF members. In addition we have social events including Tables Françaises at restaurants representing the cuisines of la Francophonie and a wonderful evening of Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Jazz each spring.Visit Chapter's Website
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Nassau

President

Elcie Douce
Email: douceel@baldwinschool.org

Treasurer

Brigitte Bodnar
Email: madmelle@optonline.net

Description

The Nassau Chapter is excited to celebrate another successful year of French in Nassau County schools. Our second Table Ronde took place this fall, and we were happy to offer students the chance to join us for a concert in November. Our Slam de Poésie will take place next fall, and we will celebrate the end of the school year at the Remise des Prix du Grand Concours ceremony at the end of May. As Camus asserted: "Notre patrie, c'est la langue française!"Visit Chapter's Website
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New Jersey

President

Anne Changeux & , Marie-Laure Hoffmann
Email: annecabezas@yahoo.com, marilaur@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Barbara Starosciak
Email: teacheroffrench@comcast.net

Description

The chapter regularly sponsor guest speakers and events, including culinary demonstrations, social gatherings, lectures, and workshops.  Visit Chapter's Website
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Pays du Nord

President

Margaret Leone, Nancy Blais
Email: queguimm@plattsburgh.edu, nblais@maloneschools.org

Treasurer

Kaela Hurteau
Email: aleak367@yahoo.com

Description

Due to our chapter's proximity to Québec, our members work very hard to provide activities for students that create awareness of the importance of studying French in our area. We also take pride in our past events that have involved collaboration between the community and students of all ages, including those at the post-secondary level, such as creating signage for Titus Mountain and the Celebration of Francophone Culture.Visit Chapter's Website
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Rochester

President

Lori Anne Heller
Email: rochesteraatf@gmail.com

Treasurer

Candace Black
Email: CANDACERBLACK@GMAIL.COM

Description

The Rochester Chapter is honored to serve the Francophone community of the greater Rochester, NY area.  Our goal is to offer workshops and activities which promote the French language and Francophone cultures in our area as well as to support the French programs of our local schools and universities. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other Francophone organizations in our area to enrich our offerings and to enhance the Francophone presence in our community.  Our executive board meets monthly. New members are always welcome. Visit Chapter's Website
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Suffolk

President

Nancy Wolman
Email: nrw1217@gmail.com

Treasurer

Marissa Miller
Email: iamtheunger@gmail.com

Description

The Suffolk Chapter takes great pride in having a large turnout for the Grand Concours and a lively Distribution des Prix in the spring. It’s a lovely chance to have students, teachers, and parents together to celebrate their victories and how wonderful French is. We also hold an annual poetry contest, consisting of written original poetry, poem recitations, and beautifully drawn caligrammes. We also love hosting gatherings for our members to chat, get to know each other, and, most importantly, indulge in yummy French cuisine.Visit Chapter's Website
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Westchester

President

Beatrice Spinali
Email: bspinali@edgemont.org

Treasurer

Bette Sparago
Email: beks719@aol.com

Description

The goal of the Westchester Chapter is to share up-to-date information about meetings, event,s and conferences that are available to our members. It’s also a common space where members can share related links and resources or ask each other for advice/feedback/insight for the purpose of cultivating a professional development community specially geared towards teachers of French. Visit Chapter's Website
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Western New York

President

Michele Roberts
Email: micheleroberts@mac.com

Treasurer

Ashley Feneziani
Email: ashwodzinski@gmail.com

Description

We organize many events each year, for example, a Soirée Francophone panel presentation and a spring chapter meeting with a French Poetry and Music Celebration by students, teachers, and Francophones all welcome. In the summer, we hold our French Teacher Immersion Week at Whispering Pines Camp in Franklinville, NY!  We also organize annual National French Week events and activities in the Buffalo-Niagara region throughout the month of November! Stay tuned for our annual Grand Gala reception and Franco-festibal du Beau Fleuve along with other fun filled French heritage events!Visit Chapter's Website

Region III

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Central Pennsylvania

President

Nathalie Cornelius
Email: ncornel3@bloomu.edu

Treasurer

Susan Laayouni
Email: susanlaayouni@hotmail.com

Description

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter's annual French Cultural Event provides a venue for high school and university teachers and students to meet and share ideas about teaching and learning French. Film viewings, French language practice, and cultural discussions make this occasion both educational and a lot of fun.
9

Delaware

President

Constance Regan
Email: constance.regan@redclay.k12.de.us

Treasurer

Edward Dawley
Email: ead3@comcast.net

Description

The Delaware Chapter is dedicated to developing, throughout the state of Delaware, an awareness of and an appreciation for the French language and Francophone cultures.Visit Chapter's Website
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Maryland

President

Karen Campbell Kuebler
Email: kkcdanser@verizon.net

Treasurer

Lorna Wingate
Email: mmewingate@comcast.net

Description

The Maryland Chapter is a leader in membership growth and National French Contest participation!Visit Chapter's Website
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Northeastern Pennsylvania

President

Renee Schwartz
Email: renee-schwartz@csdcomets.org

Treasurer

Barbara Alfano
Email: balfano@holyredeemerhs.org

Description

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter currently participates in a Foreign Language Teachers Conference held at Kings College each March. The college also hosts our annual meeting and award ceremony for the Grand Concours local and national prize winners in May. We are currently looking for additional opportunities to meet and support our members.
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Northern Virginia/DC

President

Margaret Kassen
Email: kassen@cua.edu

Treasurer

Vonnique Van Way
Email: vvanway@sssas.org
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Philadelphia

President

Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg
Email: rlkow813@gmail.com

Treasurer

Valérie Gasbara
Email: VGASBARA@GMAIL.COM

Description

The AATF loves Philadelphia and our chapter is thrilled to welcome all members here for the second time at our annual convention. Le Réverbère, our newsletter, provides pertinent cultural information, including lessons and activities, how to benefit from our special discount program with local French-related businesses, and announcements of regional upcoming events, to help our members in their teaching and lives. We offer meaningful programs about the Francophone world and the most current pedagogical practices through our workshops and social events. Visit Chapter's Website
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Susquehanna

President

Heather Dravk
Email: hdravk@messiah.edu

Treasurer

Bonnie Paz
Email: bpaz@cdschools.org

Description

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter is a small chapter working toward growth of its membership, support of its members, and promotion of the French language. We encourage members to participate in the annual Grand Concours and invite regional winners to our awards ceremony. We offer informal professional development opportunities and social events to promote best practices and fraternity within the chapter.Visit Chapter's Website
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Virginia

President

Nirva Vernet
Email: nirvernet@gmail.com

Treasurer

Catherine Mazzola
Email: catherine_mazzola@ccpsnet.net

Description

The Virginia Chapter seeks to support and help French teachers achieve their goals through a variety of grants throughout the year. We also encourage participation in the National French Contest.
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Western Pennsylvania

President

Julia Crisafio
Email: jcrisafio@palcs.org

Treasurer

Elizabeth Antolik
Email: eantolik@yahoo.com

Region IV

1

Alabama

President

Barbara Brousseau
Email: bbrousseau@umobile.onmicrosoft.com

Treasurer

Leah Dupré
Email: leahdupre@mac.com
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10

Florida

President

Julia Ullmann
Email: ullmann.julia@gmail.com

Treasurer

Cheryl Thingvold
Email: cathingvold@yahoo.com

Description

The Florida Chapter has as its mission to provide French teachers in Florida an opportunity to connect to others who share the love of the French language and culture.Visit Chapter's Website
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Georgia

President

Nathalie Brown
Email: aatga@gmail.com

Treasurer

Svetoslava Dimova
Email: svetoslava.dimova@cobbk12.org
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Mississippi

President

Keltoum Rowland
Email: KNRROW@COMCAST.NET

Treasurer

Jennifer Allen
Email: jennifer.allen@lowndes.k12.ms.us
44

North Carolina

President

Heather Tedder
Email: ncfrenchteachers@gmail.com

Treasurer

Jeanie Starman
Email: jeanniestarman@gmail.com

Description

Bienvenue à NC-AATF!  We are an active chapter with a strong presence at the state language conference (FLANC) in the fall and a joint spring conference dedicated to French teachers held in tandem with NC-AATSP. We offer small grants for members, Teacher of the Year recognition, an annual Concours Pédagogique, and a scholarship for French majors. All information is available on our website. Venez nous joindre ! Visit Chapter's Website
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South Carolina

President

Jeremy Patterson
Email: jeremyp84@outlook.com

Treasurer

Brigitte Morin
Email: morinbri@yahoo.ca
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Region V

24

Detroit

President

David Bebeau
Email: dtbeebs@gmail.com

Treasurer

Thuan Tran
Email: thuantranaatf@gmail.com

Description

The chapter provides professional and social opportunities for our members. Some events include…Dainava (full immersion French camp), Chantons Noël (a celebration of the holidays), and the Dîner annuel (a celebration of the end of the school year).Visit Chapter's Website
15

Indiana

President

Viviane Tripp
Email: vivianetripp@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Andrew Bowers
Email: abowers@western.k12.in.us

Description

The chapter is looking forward to continuing to support networking among French teachers in Indiana. We aim to be there to support, assist, and give opportunities to all our teachers to work together, exchange practices, and explore new ideas.Visit Chapter's Website
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Kentucky

President

Tracy Rucker
Email: trucker@loucol.com

Treasurer

Agatha Manion
Email: agatha.manion@lincoln.kyschools.us
25

Michigan

President

Daniel Noren
Email: danielnoren@ferris.edu

Treasurer

Teresa Hittner
Email: hittnerta@interlochen.org
16

Northwest Indiana

President

Blandine Baldwin
Email: president.aatfnwi@gmail.com

Treasurer

Elaine Shumway
Email: treasurer.aatfnwi@gmail.com

Description

The Northwest Indiana Chapter is a welcoming group for French teachers and other Francophones in the region. We hold monthly immersion meals to share French culture through food and conversation.Visit Chapter's Website
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Ohio

President

Nicole Hanlon
Email: nicole.re.hanlon@gmail.com

Treasurer

Richard Emch
Email: remch@kent.edu
57

Tennessee

President

Theresa Floch
Email: aatftn57@gmail.com

Treasurer

Suzanne Lange
Email: suzannel@wcs.edu
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Region VI

13

Chicago / Northern Illinois

President

Thomas Sapp
Email: tsapp@loy.org

Treasurer

Nitya Viswanath
Email: nviswan@yahoo.com

Description

The Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter sponsors each year three workshops for teacher professional development that are of interest to French teachers at all levels. In addition, the chapter offers several programs for students, including the High School Immersion Day, the College Immersion Day, the Concours Oral, and National French Week activities. The chapter publishes a newsletter four times a year, known as Francofeuilles, and the president sends regular email communications to members regarding French events in the Chicagoland area.Visit Chapter's Website
14

Downstate Illinois

President

Lynda Lopez
Email: blues@illinois.edu

Treasurer

Joan Debbie Mann
Email: jmann@siue.edu

Description

We plan to become more active this next year through social media and participation in AATF contests. We also hope to offer some virtual meetings since we are not in close physical proximity. In the meantime, our website provides Internet resources, information about job openings, as well as periodic blog posts with tested ideas in the classroom. We rely on one another to share information, to create local networks, and encourage face-to-face meetings whenever possible at conferences or workshops. We are open to suggestions on how to better serve our members.Visit Chapter's Website
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Greater Kansas City

President

Melanie Adams
Email: madams65chs@gmail.com

Treasurer

Brandi Pruente
Email: bpruente7@gmail.com

Description

Attendees of the Martinique convention provided a session on their experiences in Martinique!  We celebrated Noël with a dinner and gift exchange at a bistro in Kansas City.  It was a wonderful event with several area teachers gathering and sharing some French-themed gifts!  Many members also attended several events hosted by Rockhurst University (guest speakers, presentations by college students, etc.).
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Greater St. Louis

President

Audra Merfeld-Langston
Email: audram@mst.edu

Treasurer

Sue Hendrickson
Email: hendricksonr@umsl.edu
17

Iowa

President

Sheila Conrad
Email: sconrad@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Treasurer

Marianne Sandberg
Email: mariannesandberg@w-delaware.k12.ia.us

Description

The chapter meets twice a year, in October as part of the Iowa World Language Association Conference and in April/May for French conversation in addition to a business meeting.
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Minnesota

President

Christine Lac
Email: clac@carleton.edu

Treasurer

Hannah Nguyen
Email: hannah.nguyen@district196.org
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Wisconsin

President

Ellen Onsrud
Email: presidentaatfwi@gmail.com

Treasurer

Brian Wopat
Email: wopbri@gmail.com

Description

The Wisconsin Chapter of the AATF offers its members a variety of National French Week activities, a yearly French pronunciation contest (Le Concours Oral) and the National French Contest (Le Grand Concours). Members are always welcome at our yearly networking meeting in November during WAFLT. The chapter actively collaborates with members to promote, advocate, and retain French programs in the state of Wisconsin.Visit Chapter's Website

Region VII

3

Arkansas

President

Amy Farrar
Email: amymfarrar@gmail.com

Treasurer

Natalie Luer
Email: nluer@episcopalcollegiate.org

Description

The Arkansas Chapter strives to support and promote French teachers in the state of Arkansas through immersion, professional development, and advocacy. We work in conjunction with AATF National and well as other state level world language teaching associations. Our members include past and present French teachers from K-12 through higher education.  Visit Chapter's Website
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Central Texas

President

Anne Cirella-Urrutia
Email: acirella@live.com

Treasurer

Philippe Seminet
Email: pseminet@stedwards.edu

Description

The Central Texas Chapter is in the AATF South Central Region.   Our mission is to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. We meet once per semester for continuing professional development and to strengthen collegial ties between our different educational institutions, from secondary school through post-graduate level. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18. Visit Chapter's Website
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El Paso

President

Maria del Carmen Ramirez
Email: mramirez8@yisd.net

Treasurer

Doris Shaheen
Email: dnshahee@episd.org
58

Houston

President

Roya McArthur
Email: rrazavipour@gmail.com

Treasurer

Claire Frazier
Email: ANGERSHOU@JUNO.COM
31

Kansas

President

Katrina Carey
Email: klcarey@olatheschools.org

Treasurer

Nora Kelting
Email: nora.kelting@usd373.org

Description

The Kansas Chapter is proud to host an annual immersion day for teachers of French. This is an opportunity to share new ideas, meet other French teachers, and brush up our language skills.Visit Chapter's Website
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Louisiana

President

Rosie Courville
Email: rcourville1@ebrschools.org

Treasurer

Glynis Davis
Email: davisg@sjabr.org
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74

Nebraska

President

Cara Heminger
Email: cheming@lps.org

Treasurer

Terri Wright
Email: tlwright@mpsomaha.org
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North Texas

President

Rosy Tellez
Email: rosy.tellez@gmail.com

Treasurer

Nancy Obels-Robinson
Email: n_obels@hotmail.com

Description

The North Texas Chapter is committed to serve teachers from at least 20 counties surrounding the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The chapter organizes events promoting the study of French by giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, proficiency, and passion with peers across the region. We invite all French teachers to join the network in the North Texas region. Visit Chapter's Website
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Oklahoma

President

Lynn Robertson
Email: robertsonl@casady.org

Treasurer

Corinne Crepin
Email: corinnecaliri@aol.com

Description

The Oklahoma Chapter meets at the fall and spring OFLTA Conferences. We have several social get togethers as well, including a wine, cheese, and conversation soirée.Visit Chapter's Website
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South Texas

President

Rosa Lopez
Email: rosa.x.lopez@gmail.com

Treasurer

Nianna Gustovich
Email: ngustovich@gmail.com

Region VIII

2

Arizona

President

Hélène Ossipov
Email: helene.ossipov@asu.edu

Treasurer

Barbara Hull-Ottino
Email: bhottino@cox.net
12

Hawaii

President

Catherine Pettit
Email: cpettit@iolani.org

Treasurer

Jane Roland
Email: jroland204@yahoo.com
33

New Mexico

President

Daniel Cofer
Email: DCPEACHY@YAHOO.COM

Treasurer

Nancy Oakes
Email: neoakes08@gmail.com

Description

Welcome to the Land of Enchantment and our New Mexico Chapter!   We may be a small chapter in a very large state, but we work closely across the miles to support one another.  We work as a bridge in a state with a wealth of cultural and linguistic diversity to promote our love of all things French for our students.
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Northern California

President

Sarah Finck
Email: sarah.finck@gmail.com

Treasurer

Julia Angeles
Email: julia.f.angeles@gmail.com

Description

Our chapter strives to build a community among French teachers across Northern California through collaborative workshops for teachers and enrichment events for students. We culminate each year with our annual Journée de Printemps, inviting a Francophone guest speaker to present culture and pedagogy to our members. In addition, we organize annual events for our students such as une dictée, a poetry recitation contest, and cultural presentations offered by local experts.Visit Chapter's Website
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San Diego

President

Rachèle DeMeo
Email: profdemeo@gmail.com

Treasurer

Nora Portillo
Email: nportillo@swccd.edu

Description

The purpose of the San Diego Chapter is to promote the French language as well as the French and Francophone cultures in our region.Visit Chapter's Website
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Southern California

President

Inès du Cos de la Hitte
Email: inesjeremy@aol.com

Treasurer

Jacki Williams-Jones
Email: jacki-williamsjones@gmail.com

Description

The Southern California Chapter is a very dynamic chapter involved in multiple activities to help teachers promote the love of the French language with students. We offer several contests to both teachers and students such as videos to promote the importance of French, writing contest for movie goers, poetry participation, and theatre. We also work very closely with the cultural services of the French Consulate and offer pedagogical workshops.Visit Chapter's Website
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Utah

President

Branden Lansing
Email: BRANDEN.LANSING@GMAIL.COM

Treasurer

Anne Easton
Email: aeaston@graniteschools.org

Description

The Utah Chapter seeks to support Utah French teachers in improving their instruction of the French language. We meet regularly to offer support for teaching ideas, language proficiency, and course recruitment. Our main goal is to create a community of French language educators.Visit Chapter's Website

Region IX

7

Colorado – Wyoming

President

Megan Diercks
Email: megan@diercks.mobi

Treasurer

Andrea Leslie
Email: aleslie@jeffco.k12.co.us

Description

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter seeks to promote French and support French teachers by offering professional development opportunities and social events for teachers as well as contests and events for students. Come grow with us!Visit Chapter's Website
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Washington/Alaska

President

Sandrine Collomb
Email: aatfwaak@gmail.com

Treasurer

Agnès Leguennec
Email: agnes.leguennec@gmail.com

Description

The oldest active chapter in the Pacific Northwest, the Washington/Alaska Chapter promotes cultural and artistic events with a French focus as well as pedagogical workshops for teachers across Washington state and Alaska. Our newsletter, the Canard déchaîné, has gained national attention through its articles on French history, cinema, contemporary music, and teaching methods. Washington's with the Académie de Nantes through the Passepartout Program makes possible exchanges between high schools in Washington state and the Nantes region. It also promotes global connections for teachers at all levels ( elementary, secondary, and university) with job shadowing opportunities and travel in each country. Visit Chapter's Website

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