Deadline for nominations: October 4, 2021

In memory of the late Irving Wershow's distinguished career as a foreign language educator, the Irving Wershow Award for Excellence in Leadership in the Profession is awarded annually at the FFLA conference to a member who has:
1. Demonstrated leadership at the regional, state and/or national level,
2. Served as a quality educator in his/her own right, and
3. Promoted the teaching and learning of foreign languages, bilingual/bicultural education, and/or English as a second language.

The nominee must be a member in good standing of FFLA. Language teachers and administrators from all levels, K-12, and post-secondary are eligible. Please DO NOT inform the nominee of this nomination. As FFLA's highest recognition, it is the intent of the FFLA Board and the Awards Committee that candidates take no part in the nomination process and have no knowledge of their nomination. This anonymity in the process allows the honoree to be surprised by the award.

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* 1. Name of nominator

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* 2. School district

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* 3. Current member of FFLA, Inc.?

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* 4. Name of nominee

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* 5. School district and school

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* 6. Member of FFLA, Inc.?

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* 7. Does the nominee plan to attend the upcoming FFLA conference in Jacksonville?

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* 8. Attach a narrative with the reasons for your nomination. The narrative must include examples that the nominee has:

- Demonstrated leadership at the regional, state and/or national level,
- Served as a quality educator in his/her own right, and
- Promoted the teaching and learning of World Languages, bilingual education and/or ESOL

Some topics you should address in your narrative nominating a colleague for the Wershow Award are: 

- leadership in and service to FFLA
- involvement in local and state language initiatives
- advocacy efforts
- experience with mentoring or developing the talents of new teachers
- contribution to particular language program in the school or district
- starting a program
- expanding a program
- keeping a program alive
- service to associate organization (AATF-FL, AATSP-FL, AFTJ, FASLTA, FATG, FATI, FCTA, FFLAME, etc.)
- service to other professional organizations
- service on state, regional or national organizations and/or committees
- awards and recognitions
 

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