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Kuettner to Lead Virginia Language Association

Dick Kuettner, professor in the Romance Languages and Teacher Education departments and director of the Tucker Multimedia Center at Washington and Lee, has been named president-elect of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA). It is the oldest state body of professional language educators in the nation and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011.

FLAVA is composed of professionals in education and business, as well as students, who have a common interest in promoting and utilizing world languages to accomplish their various goals. As president-elect, Kuettner will complete two years of training before assuming the position of president.

“It’s an honor to have been elected to the position,” said Kuettner. “The state of Virginia has a rich history of language teaching and learning and is filled with truly creative individuals in the world languages educator field. I look forward to working with them all.”

Kuettner is coordinator of W&L’s Foreign Language Teacher Workshop Series, which broadcasts live workshops four or five times each academic year to universities and school division host sites across the state. The program is a significant component of the Foreign Language Professional Development Framework, developed jointly by FLAVA and the Virginia Department of Education.

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