Past Presidents

Since 1963:

Bryce Hedstrom: 2016-2017

Spring Conference 2016:

  • Theme: Principles and Practice.
  • Speaker: Steven Krashen.

Annual Fall Conference:

  • Theme: Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice
  • Speaker: Bill Van Patten.

Becky Loftus: 2015-2016

Spring Conference 2016 l Keeping it Real!

  • Theme: Embracing Inauthenticity
  • Speaker: James Wooldridge a.k.a. Señor Wooly

Annual Fall Conference l Arvada Colorado

  • Theme: Whole Brain Teaching
  • Speaker: Chris Biffle

Diana Noonan: 2014-2015

CCFLT/SWCOLT  Spring conference 2015 | Westminster, CO

  • Theme: Effective Teaching: Soaring a Mile Higher
  • Speaker: Thomas Sauer

Annual Fall Conference | Denver, Colorado

  • Theme: Reaching New Heights
  • Speaker: Carol Gaab

 

Cristen Bleess: 2013-2014

Spring Conference 2014 | Language Use Beyond Classroom

  • Theme: “The Real World of World Languages: Language Use Beyond the Classroom”
  • Speaker: Jon Valentine

Annual Fall Conference l UCCS: Colorado Springs

  • Theme: “Are you on Target?”
  • Speaker: Rebekah Stathakis

Debbie Cody and Anna Crocker : 2012-2013

33nd Annual Fall Conference | Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Best of Colorado
  • Speakers: Mira Canion, Noah Geisel, Shannon Ruiz

50th Annual Spring Conference | Embassy Suites, Loveland

  • Theme: Back to the Future: Tomorrow’s Technology Today
  • Keynote Speaker: Yo Azama, ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Debbie Cody: 2011-2012

32nd Annual Fall Conference | Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Passport to Success: Assessment
  • Speakers: Toni Theisen, Debbie Cody, Anna Crocker

ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo | Denver

Anna Crocker: 2010-2011

31st Annual Fall Conference | Cable Center, DU Campus

  • Theme: Making Standards Teaching Friendly
  • Speaker: Peggy Boyles

49th Annual Spring Conference | Embassy Suites, Loveland

  • Theme: Crossing Borders to Proficiency
  • Keynote Speaker: Chantel Thompson

Dale Crum: 2009-2010

30th Annual Fall Conference | Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs

  • Speaker: Jason Fritze – Reading Magic

48th Annual Spring Conference | Crowne Plaza, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Celebrating the Journey
  • Keynote Speaker: Jack Berckemeyer

15th Annual Ronald Walker Memorial Grant

Norma Arroyo : 2008-2009

29th Annual Fall Conference | Cheyenne Mountain HS

  • Theme: My Students Can Read and Write in the Target Language
  • Speakers: Bryce Hedstrom – Reading / Betty Stewart – Writing

47th Annual Spring Conference | Crowne Plaza DIA

  • Theme: Unmasking Culture Through Language
  • Keynote Speaker: Toni Theisen

14th Annual Ronald Walker Memorial Grant

Southern Colorado Fall Conference | Pueblo

  • Speaker: Toni Theisen

Mira Canion: 2007-2008

28th Annual Fall Conference and Linguafest | Erie High School

  • Jason Fritze “Unlocking Cultural Treasures with the Keys of Literacy”

46th Annual Spring Conference | Holiday Inn DIA

  • Commandeering the Seven Cs &Navigating the Cs with Technology!
  • Keynote Speaker: John De Mado “In Search of Linguistic Treasure”

Joint Spring Conference with SOCALLT

13th Annual Ronald Walker Memorial Grant

ACTFL/CCFLT joint membership made available for the first time.

Judy Cale: 2006-2007

Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish Linguafests – Sept.& Oct. 2006

27th Annual Fall Conference | Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield

  • Toni Theisen, Our Chrysalis Stage: Transforming and Strengthening Students’ Skills

45th Annual Spring Conference | Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood

  • Theme: “Discovering the World through Languages”
  • Keynote: Deborah Blaz, author of five foreign language reference books, a workshop presenter and high school French teacher
  • Topic: “Hitting High C’s – Implementing the Standards”

Contests: Essay, Video, and Poster for Foreign Language Awareness

12th Annual Ronald Walker Memorial Grant

Yumiko Guajardo: 2005-2006

16th Annual Linguafest; 1 Day Urban Plunge

24th Annual Fall Conference

  • Theme: Coaching the New TPRS Techniques & Strategies
  • Presenter: Karen Rowan

6th Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

11th Annual Student Essay Contest

44rd Annual Spring Conference | Antlers Adam’s Mark, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Exploring Opportunities
  • Keynote Speaker: Richard F. Celeste, President of Colorado College

11th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Linda Mayer: 2004-2005

15th Annual Linguafest | Cal-Wood, Jamestown

23rd Annual Fall Conference | The Penrose House, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Hands-on Language: Practical Strategies to Improve Teaching and Student Learning
  • Presenter: Kris Wells, Teacher

5th Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

10th Annual Student Essay Contest

43rd Annual Spring Conference | Adam’s Mark Hotel, Denver

  • Theme: Curing Monolingualism
  • Keynote Speaker: Mir Tamim Ansary, Author

10th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Year of Languages (YOL) promotion by ACTFL

Kate Blanas: 2003-2004

14th Annual Linguafest | Mountain Get-Away Cabins, Idaho Springs

22nd Annual Fall Conference | Oxford Hotel, Denver

  • Theme: Hands-On Fun (and Learning) for ALL Students
  • Presenter: Rich Sayer, Senior National Consultant for Prentice Hall

4th Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

9th Annual Student Essay Contest

42nd Annual Spring Conference | Antlers Adam’s Mark, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Achieving Balance in Language Teaching
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Sutherland

9th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Nancy Abbott: 2002-2003

13th Annual Linguafest | Camp Ponderosa

21st Annual Fall Conference | Brown Palace, Denver

  • Theme: Successful Strategies for Language Learners
  • Presenter: Jan Herrera, Teacher

3rd Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

8th Annual Student Essay Contest

41st Annual Spring Conference: Joint Conference with SWCOLT | Holiday Inn Southeast, Denver

  • Theme: A Peak Ahead, A Peek at the Past

8th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Judy Cale : 2001-2002

12th Annual Linguafest | Ponderosa Conference Center

20th Annual Fall Conference

  • Theme: Developing Foreign Language Fluency
  • Keynote: Susan Gross, Teacher

2nd Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

7th Annual Student Essay Contest

40th Annual Spring Conference | Antlers Adams Mark Hotel, Colorado Springs

  • Theme: Out of the Classroom, Into the World
  • Keynote: James Nelson, Vice President and General Counsel for The Gates Corporation, “The Seven Chinas”

7th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

David Burrous: 2000-2001

11th Annual Linguafest

19th Annual Fall Conference | Colorado Academy, Denver

1st Annual Standards-Based Student Video Contest

6th Annual Student Essay Contest

39th Annual Spring Conference | Longmont

  • Theme: Setting the Standard(s) for the New Millennium
  • Keynote Speaker: Colonel (Ret.) Daniel D. Devlin, Commander of the DLI Foreign Language Center

6th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Kris Wells: 1999-2000

18th Annual Fall Conference | Brown Palace Hotel, Denver

  • Theme: Music, Movement, Mind Mapping & More: Multiple Intelligences in Action
  • Presenter: Toni Theisen

38th Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: Proud of the Past! Forge the Future!
  • Keynote: Jody Thrush, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

5th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Dagmar Haney : 1998-1999

17th Annual Fall Conference

37th Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: Vision

The CCFLT website goes online

4th Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Janine Erickson: 1997-1998

36th Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: Carrying on the Language Connection

3rd Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Lucy Garcia: 1996-1997

35th Annual Spring Conference | Adam’s Mark Hotel, Denver

  • Theme: Celebrate Together 50 Years

2nd Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Joan Otoupalik: 1995-1996

34th Annual Spring Conference:

  • Theme: At Work on the Web

1st Annual Ronald W. Walker Memorial Grant

Martie Semmer: 1994-1995

33rd Annual Spring Conference (Joint Conference with SWCOLT and CSC)

  • Theme: Exploring New Frontiers

Susan Gross : 1993-1994

32nd Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: One World – Many Languages

Dan Roque: 1992-1993

32nd Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: TEAM- Together Everyone Achieves Miracles

Pat Sprock: 1991-1992

2nd Annual Linguafest Colorado | Estes Park

8th Annual Western Colorado Conference | Aspen

  • Presenters: Susan Gross and Kris Wells
  • Theme: Paired Practice, Get Those Kids Talking! To Each Other! And Liking It! And Let’s Play it Again! Get Those Kids Moving! Grammar Can Be Fun!

31st Annual Spring Conference | Denver

  • Theme: Discover New Dimensions

Kathleen Cook: 1990-1991

1st Annual Immersion Weekend for Teachers, October, 1990 | Estes Park

CCFLT Consortium Workshops continue in rural areas

Members renewal dates are extended 1 month for every new member they recruit

CCFLT Folder Design Contest

CCFLT T-Shirts for sale in 4 different colors.

7th Annual Western Conference | Glenwood Springs

  • Presenter: Barbara Johnson, Creativity: A Possible Mission

9th Annual Fall Conference | Denver

  • Presenter Joan H. Manley
  • Theme: From Oral to Written- Making the Most of Proficiency-Oriented Classroom Activities

2nd Series of Workshops for Southeast Colorado

30th Annual Spring Conference | Colorado Springs

  • Keynote: Dr. Lynn Sandstedt

1st Annual Foreign Flavorfest Dinner is offered

Marie Jo Hofmann:  1989-1990

6th Annual Western Colorado Conference | Glenwood Springs

  • Theme: Treasured Teaching Techniques: Old Habits, New Tricks
  • Presenter: Jan Herrera

8th Annual Fall Conference

  • Theme: Testing in Today’s Foreign Language Classroom- Catching Up With the Times
  • Presenter: Dr. Robert M. Terry

CCFLT T-Shirt Design Contest

1st Series of Workshops for Southeast Colorado

  • Presenters: Dr. Lynn Sandstedt, Mary Apodaca, Susan Gross, and Kris Wells

29th Annual Spring Conference | Fort Collins

  • Theme: Are We Ready for the 90’s?
  • Keynote: Gerard Ervin,

Nancy Oakes:1988-1989

5th Annual Western Colorado Conference | Grand Junction

  • Presenter: David Burrous, A Symposium Sharing Seven Super Scintillating Secrets for Second Language Success

7th Annual Fall Conference | Denver

  • Presenter: Robert DiDonato
  • Theme: Communicative Strategies for the Foreign Language Class

Mini-Grants instituted, January, 1989

2nd Annual CCFLT Button Contest

28th Annual Spring Conference | Colorado Springs

  • Theme: New Initiatives and Our Vital Profession
  • Keynote: C. Edward Scebold

Friend of Foreign Language Award initiated

Toni Theisen: 1987-1988

4th Annual Western Colorado Conference | Grand Junction

  • Presenter: Dr. Al Smith, Autumn on the Western Slope: Shades of Meaning in Reading Development

6th Annual Fall Conference | Denver

1st Annual CCFLT Bumper Sticker Contest

27th Annual CCFLT Spring Conference (Joint conference with SWCOLT and Central States) | Denver

  • General Theme: Partners in Denver ’88
  • Conference Theme: Foreign Languages: Focus on the Future.
  • Keynotes: Smith L. Holt and Senator Timothy E. Wirth

Alain Ranwez: 1986-1987

3rd Annual Western Colorado Conference

  • Presenters: Dr. Lynn Sanstedt and Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo: Proficiency-based Curriculum and Classroom Teaching Strategies for Proficiency; Dr. Farren Web: Foreign Language Plus Global Perspectives

5th Annual Fall Conference

  • Presenter: Constance Knop, Developing Students’ Oral Proficiency

26th Annual Spring Conference | Ft. Collins

  • Keynote: Claire Gaudiani

CCFLT Foreign Language Promotion Poster Contest

Michael Nettleton: 1985-1986

2nd Annual Western Colorado Conference

  • Presenters: Dr. Lynn Sanstedt: Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop and Dr. Ron Walker: Divide and Conquer: Maximizing Class Time with Small Group Activities

4th Annual Fall Conference

  • Presenter: Dr. June K. Phillips: A Five-Stage Plan for Teaching Foreign Language Reading

25th Annual Spring Conference

  • Theme: Confidence Through Competence
  • Keynote: Joan H. Manley, Implications for Curriculum in Oral Proficiency

Kay Herr Gillespie: 1984-1985

1st Annual Western Colorado Conference

3rd Annual Fall Conference

24th Annual Spring Conference

Jan Herrera : 1982-1984

[SWCOLT founded, 1983]

2nd Annual Fall Conference

23rd Annual Spring Conference

Judy Rogers: 1980-1982

1st Annual Fall Conference

22nd Annual Spring Conference

Susan Nunnery: 1978-1980

21st Annual Spring Conference

Joe Harris: 1976-1978

20th Annual Spring Conference

Sam Butler: 1974-1976

19th Annual Spring Conference

Betty Terrell: 1972-1974

18th Annual Spring Conference

Bryce Jackson: 1971-1972

17th Annual Spring Conference

William Lopez: 1969-1971

16th Annual Spring Conference

Dan Martinez: 1967-1969

15th Annual Spring Conference

Joanna Jolly Rizman: 1965-1967

14th Annual Spring Conference

Lynn Sandstedt: 1963-1965

Conference Theme: The Use of Media & Technology in the FL Classroom