Jane Mitchell-Manolita Buck Scholarship
Each year, this scholarship honors Jane Mitchell (French, UNC-Greensboro) and Manolita Buck (Spanish, East Carolina University), two language educators instrumental in shaping a vision for world language education in our state. Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond established the scholarship in 1996 upon the retirement of Mitchell and Buck. The scholarship awards $1000 to a student entering his or her final year of study in a program leading to teacher licensure in a world language in North Carolina. This scholarship is open to all students of any North Carolina institute of higher learning.
Mitchell-Buck scholars can be enrolled at any college or university in North Carolina, and must be in their final year of an education program at the time the scholarship is awarded.
Scholarship finalists will be asked to participate in a live interview (phone or Skype) with the scholarship and mini grant chair. The scholarship winner will be informed prior to the Fall Conference. For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and mini grant chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective World Language Educators may apply here!
Beginning Teacher Fall Conference Scholarship (K-12)
In an ongoing effort to encourage new teacher attendance and to support the newest members of our profession, FLANC has reduced the cost for K-12 beginning teachers to attend the fall conference to only $50. This fee also includes one year’s membership in FLANC.
FLANC is also pleased to award scholarships for the Fall Conference to beginning teachers in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of teaching (K-12). These scholarships fully reimburse the $50 conference registration fee and also include a ticket to one 3-hour workshop at no cost ($20 value). The conference will give beginning teachers an invaluable opportunity to learn new ideas to bring back to their classrooms, mingle with other language teachers, and see what exciting products the world language vendors have to offer.
Winners of the scholarship will be selected from entries of those who apply and will be informed no later than October 10. For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and mini grant chair at email@example.com.
World Language teachers in their first 3 years of teaching may apply here!
Teacher of the Year
Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) invites you to nominate a special teacher for the 2022 K-12 Teacher of the Year, and 2022 Higher Education Teacher of the Year. A teacher who you see that goes above and beyond her normal duties for his/her students. A teacher who stands out as a leader among his or her peers. These two awards serve to acknowledge the fantastic work that these teachers dedicate to their students and to the profession on a daily basis.
There are many fantastic teachers across the state of North Carolina who dedicate their lives to the success of their students. Take a moment and click HERE to complete the quick nomination form to recognize these outstanding teachers for FLANC Teacher of the Year!
Nominations will be accepted until April 1, 2022. Questions can be directed to Melissa Pérez, FLANC Awards Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC
The Friend of FLANC award is given to individuals who are not foreign language professionals but have made significant contribution to, or impact on, the study of foreign languages and the FLANC organization.
The Honorary Life award is given to a longtime member who has made significant contributions to FLANC and the teaching profession.
Scholarships and Awards History
2021 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2021 Annual Business Meeting at the FLANC Virtual 2021 Fall Conference:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Christen Campbell
Teacher of the Year Higher Ed: Dr. Ashlee Balena
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Mary Janet Mason
Honorary Life Membership Award: Dr. Janis Antonek
Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: UNC Charlotte
2020 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2020 Annual Business Meeting at the FLANC Virtual 2020 Fall Conference:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Heather Tedder
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Mariel Ortega-Guerrero (video)
Honorary Life Membership Award: Ken Stewart
Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: Kc Kasserman
2019 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2019 Annual Business Meeting in Winston-Salem:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Bonnie Wang
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Azael Perez (video)
Honorary Life Membership Award: Beverly Moser
Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: UNC-Wilmington
2018 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Lisa Worthington-Groce
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Valerie Daratony
Honorary Life Membership Award: Carmen Scoggins
Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: UNC-Asheville
2017 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Yoshimi Aoyagi, East Chapel Hill High School
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Bryanna Schoenblatt
Honorary Life Membership Award: Leslie Baldwin, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
2016 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Laura Sexton, Gaston Early College High School
Teacher of the Year Higher Ed: Dr. Ana Cecilia Lara, UNC-Pembroke
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: William Reinhardt, East Carolina University
Honorary Life Membership Award: Dr. Bobby Hobgood, UNC-Charlotte
2015 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:
Teacher of the Year K-12: Rosalyn Rhodes, Hopewell High School
Teacher of the Year Higher Ed: Dr. Scott Kissau, UNC-Charlotte
Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: Emily Light, UNC-Charlotte
Honorary Life Membership Award: Donna Podgorny, Union County Public Schools
Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: US Congressman David Price (Click Here for Letter of Acceptance)
It is the mission of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina to promote opportunities for all students from kindergarten through post graduate studies to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own; to provide leadership, support and service to those committed to language learning; and to coordinate the efforts of all those involved in education to make language learning in programs of excellence a reality for all.
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