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We encourage your nominations for WV World Language Teacher of the Year 2016. Attached you will find the full nomination form as well as a list of our past honorees. This award helps us to recognize the excellent work being done by our colleagues in West Virginia to expand global proficiency skills. Please help us find and honor those whose work is exemplary.

Nominations from last year are on file but please email the committee members if you would like to re-submit that nomination.

What are the criteria?

  • Member of the WVFLTA for a minimum of five years
  • Two testimonial letters
  • Membership in national professional language-specific organization (AATF, AATSP, AATG, ACL)

The Deadline is May 26th, 2016    

Use this form:  TOY Form 2016

E-mail the committee members with your nominations:


Past winners of the award are:

Year Honoree K-12 Honoree College
1982 Roger Smith – Ripley HS
1983 Clara White – Fairmont Sr. HS
1984 Terri Marlow – Parkersburg HS
1985 Robin Snyder – St. Albans HS
1986 Eniko Pfunder – Bridgeport Jr. HS
1987 Janet Rea – St. Mary’s HS
1988 Ede Ashworth – Brooke HS
1989 Paulette Metcalf – Morgantown HS
1990 Margaret Ragni – Linsly School
1991 Bernice Husk – Mt. de Chantal
1992 Denise McNeel – Pocahontas Co.
1993 Gertraud Irwin – Morgantown HS
1994 Joyce McGeehan – Brooke HS
1995 Kelly Moore – Mt. de Chantal
1996 none
1997 Joanne Fawcett – Magnolia HS Pauline Nelson – Bethany
1998 Brad Martin – Elkins HS
1999 Teresa Law – Parkersburg HS Mary Frye- WV State
2000 Margaret Dolan – Wheeling Park HS Juergen Schlunk – WVU
2001 Debora Nicholson – Bridgeport HS
2002 David Marlow – Parkersburg HS
2003 James Cimino- Fairmont Senior HS
2004 Nicoletta Villa Sella – Linsly School
2005 Joseph McBride, Woodrow Wilson HS Sandra Dixon – WVU
2006 none
2007 Nancy Ryan- Hedgesville HS 
2008 John Averill Valerie Lastinger, WVU
2009 Marchetía Bailey  Rebecca Conner, WVSU
2010 Blanca Skaggs Harald Menz, Bethany
2011 Anna Megyesi Maria Amores, WVU
2012 Mary Jane Williams Angel Tuninetti, WVU
2013 Shirlene Groseclose Julie Sellers, FSU
2014 Michelle Leversee Del Chrol, MU


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