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High School Awards for National German Exam
The high school awards for outstanding achievement on the National German Exam took place on Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm at the Zion Church in Baltimore, MD. Thanks to the German Society of Maryland for sponsoring financial awards to the winners and the German Information Center & the Goethe Institut for the exciting German prizes. It was wonderful to celebrate your achievement!
Watch award trip winner Sarah Ross's images from her trip to Germany here
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Katrina Griffin, Maryland-DC chapter member and past president, has been named ACTFL teacher of the year!
ACTFL Teacher of the Year: Katrina Griffin
Congratulations to Katrina Griffin of North County High School who was chosen at ACTFL's teacher of the year 2017. The AATG Maryland-DC Metro board would like to congratulate one of its own, Katrina Griffin, on her highly successful year! Ms.Griffin was named Maryland Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in the fall by the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA), and then went on to compete at the regional level, winning the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(NECTFL) Teacher of the Year Award this February. She was one of five finalists for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(ACTFL) Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Griffin teaches German at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is best known for her innovations in STEM education, her involvement with the College Board, her mentorship of new teachers and the professional development she has provided at state, regional and national conferences, among other accomplishments. Congratulations, Katrina!