North Branford, CT, February 09, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Awards to the three fellowship recipients of the 2016 Mead Leadership Program will be formally announced this Friday during the awards ceremony of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL), taking place in New York City.
For the ninth consecutive year, SANS Inc. Software and Network Solutions
is a corporate sponsor of the Mead Program. SANS is a U.S.-based company and leader in the development of mobile and networked instructional technology for language learning.
The Mead Leadership Program supports foreign language teacher-leaders by recognizing their potential to contribute to the improvement of world language education. Mead Fellows are selected in part for the quality of the projects they propose. The plan of action for each project is developed in conjunction with a mentor, and progress is reported by the Fellow at subsequent state association and NECTFL conferences.
This year’s Fellows are Rebecca Bergeron, a teacher of Spanish at the Union County Vocational Technical High School in Scotch Plains, NJ; Tracy Brady, a teacher of French and Spanish at East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District outside of Syracuse, NY; and Dr. Osa-Melero, an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
“SANS is pleased to support the leadership efforts of NECTFL and the Mead Program,” said SANS president Ron Remschel. “We congratulate all three of the fellowship recipients and recognize that their work will serve to benefit many foreign language educators and their students.”
The Northeast Conference has long been committed to developing leaders for the profession from all instructional levels and languages. According to John Carlino, NECTFL’s director, “The Mead Fellowships constitute our signature program for ensuring that world language educators across the region have models to emulate and that effective leadership is exercised in schools, districts, colleges, universities, communities, and professional associations. The tangible support provided by SANS Inc. has allowed NECTFL to maximize the impact of its efforts by creating fellowships for future leaders from a broad range of diverse academic contexts.”
SANS Inc. is a leading instructional technology provider for classroom and blended language learning programs – FL, ESL, and ASL. Technologies include SANSSpace™ LIVE (Live Interactive Virtual Environment) for cross-platform mobile language learning and the Virtuoso™ and Soloist® networked language lab software. SANS is committed to providing technology solutions that address teaching and learning modalities and work within the IT framework of the school or government agency using it. For more information, visit www.sansinc.com or email email@example.com.
The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages serves educators in all languages, including classical, less commonly taught, and ESL, from Maine to Virginia, at all levels from kindergarten through university, in both public and private settings. NECTFL holds an annual conference for those involved with foreign language education, offering both professional development and the chance to network with colleagues. More than 1,000 attendees take advantage of 100 companies’ exhibits and 200 sessions and workshops. Events include the recognition of award winners from both inside and outside the field. Past winners have been President Jimmy Carter, Sesame Street, musician Taj Mahal, and the late Senator Paul Simon. For further information about NECTFL, go to www.nectfl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANSSpace LIVE is a trademark of SANS Inc. Virtuoso and Soloist are trademarks of Sony Electronics Inc. Virtuoso and Soloist software incorporate SANS and Sony Technology.