SWCOLT Awards & Teacher of the Year

SWCOLT recognizes outstanding world language educators  and supporters of world language education in the Southwest region via the following categories: Friend of the Profession, Honorary Lifetime Member, Excellence in Teaching (Elementary, Secondary, Post-secondary). Nominate a colleage for one of the 2023 awards. Descriptions and nomination forms for 2023 can be found below. The deadline for 2023 nominations is December 15, 2022.

Each year, the nine states in the SWCOLT region submit a state Teacher of the Year candidate for consideration as SWCOLT Teacher of the Year. The SWCOLT Teacher of the Year for 2023 will be named at our conference in Salt Lake City on February 23-25.


Continue below to read about our past honorees, the 2022 SWCOLT Teacher of the Year, William Lee of Texas, and the 2022 ACTFL Teacher of the Year from New Mexico, Heather Sweetser.

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