Committees

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Coordinates and plans all aspects of the IFLTA Fall Conference

Chunmei Guan

Chinese Teacher
Logansport High School

conferencechair@iflta.org

Exhibits

Coordinates conference exhibitors and exhibit space

John Streiff
Latin Teacher
Cathedral High School

jstreiff@gocathedral.com

Raffles

Coordinates the luncheon and exhibitor raffle

Ricky Baron
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago

jrmbaron630@gmail.com

Creative Projects Contest

Coordinates student project contest at the IFLTA Fall Conference

Kathy Darnell Steve Ohlhaut
French Teacher French Teacher
Cathedral High School West Lafayette Jr./Sr. H.S.

kdarnell@gocathedral.com ohlhauts@wl.k12.in.us

Creative Poster Contest

Coordinates the student poster contest at the IFLTA Fall Conference

Paul Coats
Lecturer
Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

pjcoats@indiana.edu

Teacher of the Year

Solicits nominations from constituent organizations, communicates with nominees, and handles portfolios and evaluation process

Shalimar Manwani
Spanish Teacher
Frankfort High School

toy@iflta.org

Other Committees

Advocacy

Works with local, state, and national organizations to promote world language teaching and learning

Megan Worcester
Spanish Teacher
Union County College Corner

secretary@iflta.org

Awards

Solicits and evaluates nominations for IFLTA, Central States, and ACTFL awards

Israel Herrera
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

herrerai@indiana.edu

Grants & Scholarships

Solicits, evaluates, and presents applications for IFLTA grants and scholarships to the Executive Board

Sibel Crum
School of Global and International Studies Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University

sariogul@indiana.edu

Newsletter

Solicits, edits, and disperses a biannual e-newsletter

Kailey S. Preston
Graduate Program
Purdue University

kpresto@purdue.edu

Social Media Manager

Works with the Executive Board to promote IFLTA on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube

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Pre-Service Educators and Mentoring

Fosters connections between new and experienced educators and coordinates the new teacher workshop for the IFLTA Fall Conference

Angelika Becker
German Teacher
Carmel High School


abecker@ccs.k12.in.us

Outreach and Membership

Engages with current membership for feedback and works to promote and expand membership

Nicci Carney
Spanish Teacher
Eastwood Middle School

ncarney310@gmail.com

Research and Publications

Solicits research and publication to be endorsed by IFLTA

Marta Anton
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Spanish Professor
IUPUI

manton@iupui.edu

Professional Development

Plans and coordinates all aspects of IFLTA Spring Conference and webinars

Israel Herrera
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

herrerai@indiana.edu

Dual-Language Immersion and Heritage Language

Promotes and supports DLI programs and communicates with the IDOE

Vesna Dimitrieska
Coordinator, Global Education Initiatives
Indiana University

vdimitri@indiana.edu

Elections

Conducts and certifies IFLTA Executive Board elections

Troy Byler
Director, Advance College Project (ACP)
Indiana University

tbyler@indiana.edu

Less Commonly Taught Languages

Encourages and promotes the visibility and active participation and conference presentations of Less Commonly Taught Language teachers at IFLTA conferences. ​

Sibel Crum
School of Global and International Studies Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University

sariogul@indiana.edu

Website Manager

Maintains and updates the IFLTA website

Megan Beckman
Latin Teacher
Homestead High School

webmanager@iflta.org