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~ NSELC 2022 ~
See the NSELC on YouTube: National Spanish Exams Leadership Council 2022
Lindsey teaches Spanish 2 and IB at Franklin High School in Franklin, TN, where she has worked since 2009. She has earned a degree in Spanish and Secondary Education from Tennessee Tech University and studied Spanish in Spain. She is also a member of the TFLTA Board of Directors and sponsors her school’s chapter of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading and traveling.
Claudia Adjemian de Kechkian
Claudia holds a Master of Arts in the teaching of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures from the University of Alcalá in Spain, and a Bachelor of Arts in the teaching of English from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires. She has been teaching Spanish and English to all age students for over 30 years, is a published author in Medical Spanish, and was awarded the Xperitas Language Matters Award by the AATSP in 2016. Claudia is currently serving as president of the AATSP Texas-Brazos chapter, has a solid background as Department Leader in continuing education workshops for teachers, and a vast experience in administering the NSE. She enjoys walking, traveling, being in nature, and spending time with family and friends.
Rosa is Spanish teacher on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Bell has been awarded as Teacher of the year, Excellent in Teaching by the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers (2021). Rosa Bell is also the Hawaii State Director of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (2021). Recently, Mrs. Bell created the virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) Culture and Diversity group on FB, with her "cafecitos culturales." Cafecitos Culturales are weekly episodes that Bell hosts to encourage teachers to incorporate culture in their language classes. As an educational consultant, Bell provides professional development courses for World Language educators.
Kat holds degrees in Spanish and International Service from Valparaiso University, a Master’s in Education from Framingham State University, and a Master’s in Territorial Rural Development from the Latin American Faculty on Social Sciences in San José, Costa Rica. She lived in Costa Rica for nearly a decade, where she served as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Central American Development Studies, a language institute and study abroad program. Kat currently teaches Spanish at Indiana University Northwest, and lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, with her husband and two bilingual sons.
Alondra is a Spanish teacher at University School in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2018, she established her school's chapter of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Ms. Pacheco serves as president of Ohio's AATSP Chapter. She is also a National Geographic Certified Educator and has participated in the Youth Ambassador's program as an Adult Educator.
Andrea has 20+ years of teaching experience. She has taught K-12 as well as at the University level. Currently, she teaches 8th grade at a private school in the Metro Detroit area. She loves being creative in the classroom and looks forward to serving on the Leadership Council!
Bernie has an extensive history in academia. He has taught Spanish and Italian to students of all ages over the years. His service goes beyond teaching: he became a school administrator, district administrator, President of the AATSP (for 18 years), and he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for New World Prep Charter School. His high school Spanish teachers were his role models and as a result he feels an obligation to assist teachers in improving and aiding students to learn.