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Member Accolades
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Congratulations to the following AATG members!

2017

Katherine Arens - Received the University of Texas Graduate School's 2017 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Karin Baumgartner - Recipient of the ACTFL Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in The Teaching Of Culture

Laura Buder - Alabama World Language Association Teacher of the Year and finalist for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching 2017 Teacher of the Year

Beth Burau - Recipient of the Notre Dame Alumni Association's Outstanding Educator of the Year Award

Brenna Byrd - Southern Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year

Dave Edmonds - Published the mystery novel Personal Pronouns

Albrecht Classen - Awarded the rank of Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions in recognition of his outstanding service to German Studies.

Phyllis Farrar - Awarded the 2017 Founders Award for Professional Excellence in Language Education by the Central States Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

Christina Frei - Recipient of the ACTFL-NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

Kristin Gillett - Massachusetts Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year

Katrina Griffin - The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages National Language Teacher of the Year

Katharina Häusler-Gross - "Empowered Teachers = Inspired Students: How Project-Based Learning Fires Up Your World Language Classroom" named "Best of Michigan" session at the 2016 Michigan World Language Association Conference and presented at the 2017 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Cindi Hodgdon - New Hampshire World Language Teacher of the Year

Cindi Hodgdon - Named Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language 2017-18 Mead Fellow

Jennifer Melgar - Texas Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Valters Nollendorfs - Recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, First Class

Douglas Philipp - Recipient of the ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K–12)

Lori Pierce - Mississippi Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year and finalist for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching 2017 Teacher of the Year

Guy Stern - Received the French Knight of the Legion of Honor medal

Guy Stern - Received the inaugural Ovid Prize for lifetime achievement from the PEN Center of German-Speaking Writers Abroad

Karin Woodrum - "Deutsches Kino & Kurzfilme: German Cinema & Short Movies as Teaching Tools" awarded "Best of FLAVA" session at the 2016 Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference and presented at 2017 Southern Conference on the Teaching of Languages

2016

Katharina Barbe - Northern Illinois AATG Chapter Outstanding German Educator Award of Excellence

Janie Barner - German-American Friendship Award from the German Embassy in Washington, DC

Matt Beck - Minnesota German Teacher of the Year

Claudia A. Becker - Awarded membership in PEN Center of German-Speaking Writers Abroad

Claudia A. Becker - Named "Most Incredible World Language Teacher" in German by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

Art Beckman and Pat Branson - Members of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which was selected to receive the 2016 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award

Brenna Byrd - Recipient of the 2016 Kentucky World Language Association Outstanding Teacher Award

Kellye Deane - Nebraska Outstanding German Educator of the Year

Kellye Deane - Nebraska Outstanding German Educator of the Year

Laura Ernst - New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers Teacher of the Year

Kate Falvey - Iowa World Language Association Educator of the Year and finalist for Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Teacher of the Year

German School Campus, Ursula Schoeneich, director - Newport Beach Small Business Excellence Award

Katrina Griffin - NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Teacher of the Year and finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Katrina Griffin - Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Linda Havas - Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Distinguished Educator

Maria Herman - CSCTFL Goethe-Institute Scholarship

Deborah Horzen - Florida Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year and finalist for SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) Teacher of the Year

Steffen Kaupp - Georgia AATG Chapter German Teacher of the Year

Sanja Knezovic - Received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Duke Graduate School

Mark Louden - Recieved the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for his work on German-American languages

Gerhard Maroscher - Received the 2016 Outstanding Non-Fiction Book of the Year award from the Independent Author Network for his memoir, "Why Can’t Somebody Just Die Around Here?"

Shawna Peters - Recipient of the Red Apple Education Award

Lori Pierce - Mississippi Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year

Siggi Piwek - Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award

Siggi Piwek - Wisconsin Foreign Language Teacher of the Year and finalist for CSCTFL Teacher of the Year

Cassie Shelton - Idaho Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

J. J. Steed - Brownsburg Community School Corporation Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Mark Wagner - Wisconsin AATG Chapter Distinguished German Language Educator

Wendy Westphal - Indiana Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Karin Woodrum Her presentation "Deutsches Kino: German Cinema as a Teaching Tool" was awarded "Best of FLAVA 2016" by the Foreign Language Association of Virginia

2015

Sabine Beirold - Wisconsin ISE Language Matters Award

Cynthia Chalupa & Heiko ter Haseborg - NECTFL Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article on Language Teaching Techniques 2015

Kate Falvey - CSCTFL Goethe-Institute Scholarship

Karen L. Fowdy - WAFLT Distinguished Language Educator 2014

Carla Ghanem - SWCOLT Arizona Teacher of the Year Candidate

Katrina Griffin - Maryland Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year 2015

Kristin Kuchenbecker and Kamden Dibley - Best Presentation of South Dakota Award at the South Dakota World Languages Association Conference

Beth Gulewich - Broughton High School Teacher of the Year Award 2015

Goethe-Institut Chicago - WAFLT Anthony J. Gradisnik Award 2014

Lucas Gravitt - SCOLT Goethe-Institut Scholarship

Sabine Harvey - Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas at Arlington

Audrey Joyner - Fairfax, Virginia Rotary Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2015

Lindsey Klein - Recipient of a Hamilton Education Foundation Halquist Technology Grant to create a Language Lab

Antonela Kljajic - FLAG P-12 Teacher of Promise Award

Michael Koch - WAFLT Recognition of Merit Award 2015

Bobbette Leu-Timmermann - WAFLT Recognition of Merit Award 2014

Gil Manalli - published his memoir Herr Mister Manalli: My Year as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in a German School, 1957-58

Laura A. McLary - Professor of the Year Award, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2015

Ali Moeller - CSCTFL Founders Award for Professional Excellence in Language Education

Sigurd Piwek - Wisconsin Language Teacher of the Year 2015

John Pustejovsky - WAFLT Recognition of Merit Award 2014

Sabine Smith - SCOLT Educator of Excellence Award

Jolene Wochenske - Kohl Fellowship Award

Helene Zimmer-Loew - Received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Middlebury Language Schools

2014

Peter Krawutschke- elected as Honorary Advisor by the International Federation of Translators (FIT)

Bobbette Leu-Timmermann - Outstanding Teacher Award from Assumption High School, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Frank Trommler - Received honorary degree of Doctor of Modern Languages from Middlebury College at the 100th anniversary commencement of the Middlebury Language School

Freddie Bowles - Arkansas Educator of Excellence Award

Carole Ann Dahlberg - Minnesota Professional Service Award

Marge Draheim - Wisconsin Distinguished Language Educator Award

Sabine Fleshner - Nebraska Association of Teachers of German Teacher of the Year

Melanie Mello - Indiana Rising Star Award

Kendra Omlid - Kris Wells Memorial Creativity Award

Pam Pennington - Kentucky Outstanding Teacher Award

Milwaukee German Immersion School - Donna Clementi Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in World Language Programs

Peter Höyng, Marianne Lancaster, Hiram Maxim, Caroline Schaumann - NECTFL Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article: "Overcoming Curricular Bifurcation: A Departmental Approach to Curricular Reform," Die Unterrichtspraxis 46.1

Carol Spanier-Ladwig - Established the Spanier-Ladwig Endowed Scholarship Fund to support an annual scholarship for advanced German studies to be awarded to a member of the graduating class at Claremont High School in Claremont, California

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