Iowa World
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IWLA is led by the Executive Board, which is comprised of seven members. Please contact any of us with questions or concerns! The Executive Board meets several times per year to discuss updates, advice, etc. regarding world langugage related matters in the state of Iowa.  

The Advisory Council consists of a variety of stake holders in world language education in our state.  The Advisory Council meets with the Executive Board in the Spring and Fall in order to discuss the state of world language education in our state.  


Executive Board 2019-2020:


President:

Samantha Finnesth (Bio)

Des Moines Public Schools

iwlapresident at gmail dot com


Past-President:

Allison Wienhold (Bio)

Dunkerton High School

allison.wienhold at gmail dot com


President-Elect:

Christina Cortez (Bio)

Denver Community School District

iwlapresidentelect at gmail dot com


Vice President:

Kristine Jimenez

Waukee Community School District

iwla.vicepresident at gmail dot com


Treasurer:

Christine McCormick

Waukee Community School District

iwlatreasurer at gmail dot com


Secretary:

Melissa Newell (Bio)

Van Meter Community School District

iwlasecretary at gmail dot com



IWLA Advisory Council:

American Sign Language: vacant

AATF President: Sheila Conrad

AATG President: Bruce Nottingham-Spencer

AATSP President: Charlie Nagle

Japanese Association (JLCTIA): Dan Carolin

AMICI: Daniel Stoa

Chinese: Christopher Dusek

ACTFL Representative: vacant

Central States Representative: Carrie Morris 

Community College Representative: vacant

Public University Representative: Pamela Wesely

Private College Representative: Amy Schumann

FLES/NELL Representative: Cammy Newton

Jr. High/Middle School Representative: Danielle Taha

IWLA Registration Chairperson: Emily Henneman

IWLA Conference Program Chairperson: Kerisa Baedke 

Assistant IWLA Conference Program Chairperson:  Laura Catherine Carruthers-Green

IWLA Social Media & Historian/Archivist: Elizabeth Dentlinger

For website related matters, please contact 

our President (who is also our Social Media & Historian) Elizabeth Dentlinger.  


To suggest information for our our email blast, 

please contact our Secretary Melissa Newell.

 

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