World Language Teachers attend National Conference
Over 30 Prince William County world languages teachers took the opportunity to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages national conference in Washington, D.C. Teachers learned from colleagues from around the world, networked, and enjoyed shared moments with PWCS peers. Maria Goebert, Russian and French teacher at Hylton High School, presented "Open a Tool Box, Open Paths to Learning." She said, "Presenting at ACTFL with my colleagues was a wonderful experience, I think the session went very well, and it is always great to put CD Hylton's and PWCS' names out there."
 
Another attendee, Lindsey Childress, Spanish teacher at Patriot High School, said, "...it was truly so inspirational, I had a wonderful time, and it really opened my eyes to some different perspectives and amazing strategies for teaching." 
 
This unique experience was made possible for many teachers because of this year's location, so near to Prince William County. Additionally, Carol Bass, supervisor of the World Languages Program, Anastasia Cartlidge, administrative coordinator, and David Eifert,  instructional coach, participated in the National Association for District Supervisors of Foreign Language pre-conference.
 

Uma Haidar, Joana Maddox and Claudia Sattler all from Hylton HS

Attendees included:
Battlefield High School: Virginia Guilfoyle, Samantha Lennon, Ruth Thorne
Freedom High SchoolMaritza Del Cid
Hylton High SchoolKaleigh Doan, Maria Goebert *Presenter, Uma Haidar, Joanna Maddox, Claudia Sattler
Osbourn Park High SchoolTeresa Torgoff (not pictured)
Patriot High SchoolLindsey Childress
Potomac High SchoolKathleen Helbling, Francesca Santoro
Stonewall High SchoolLaura Oña, Matthew Sheets
Woodbridge High SchoolNicole Haston, Ileana Ippolito, Bethany Korgan, Suzanne Mickiewicz (not pictured), Laurence Nkenni (not pictured)
Benton Middle SchoolAndrew Heron, Marie Maxson
Beville Middle SchoolMaily Bopp, Yanina Flannagan
Bull Run Middle SchoolJamie Arredondo, Veronique DeFusco
Fred Lynn Middle SchoolErica Guzman
Saunders Middle SchoolBrianna Lau (not pictured), Kimberly McAndrews (not pictured)
Lake Ridge Elementary SchoolJenni Rigot
Student Learning, World Languages: Carol Bass (not pictured), Anastasia Cartlidge, David Eifert