Announcing Elections for 2015 Board of Directors
These elections will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the
Double Tree Hotel in Williamsburg, VA. This meeting will be held as a session
during the FLAVA Conference. Please plan to attend!
Positions to be filled for the 2015 term are President, Vice President, and Secreary.
Below are brief biographies for the candidates running for President and Secretary.
My love of Spanish began when I was a child living in Chile. When we returned to the
US I began studying Spanish as soon as it was offered. I graduated from Madison College
(now JMU) with a BA in Spanish, and more recently I received my Masters' Degree from
the University of Salamanca. I was a Spanish teacher for 29 years in Hampton City
Schools. I served as vice president of AATSP for four years and have been serving as
president for the last 4 years. I have served on the FLAVA Board since 2000. I have
also been a member of the Governor's Spanish Academy Screening Committee since 1997.
I am currently the Curriculum Leader for Foreign Languages and ESL.
I was born in Danville but have had a love for Spanish from the day I walked into
Spanish I in high school. (My Plan A was to be a nurse!) By the 11th grade I knew
I would be going to Stratford College in Danville, had met my professors and knew I
would be spending my Junior Year in Spain. After graduation from Stratford, I went
back to Spain and lived two more years. My son was born there. I've taught Spanish
here at Tunstall High School for 30 years. Now I also teach at Averett University and
Danville Community College. I go back to Spain whenever I have the chance. I served
as Treasurer of the Virginia Chapter of AATSP for a few years and am currently
Secretary of the Chapter.
Please contact our president, Debbie Sommer if you or someone you know have questions,
are interested in filling the position of Vice President. You can reach Debbie at
2012-2013 Board of Directors
Elections will be held at the fall meeting for the offices of
President, Vice President, and Secretary.
We are seeking people to fill the position of Public Relations and
Webmaster. Contact our President, Debbie Sommer, for information
about what each of these positions entails.
American Association of Teachers of
Spanish and Portuguese, Virginia
approved April 17, 2010
Minutes of the General
Information Pamphlet about AATSP-VA
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Last Revision: 15-Sep-2014 12:16 PM