Local AATF Chapters

The AATF is divided into nine regions with approximately 70 local chapters.
Most chapters include the whole state, although some larger states have several chapters (New York, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, etc.).
Chapters have their own constitutions and officers and may levy additional chapter dues in addition to national dues. Chapter membership is optional, but we encourage members to take advantage of the resources and networking that is available locally.

Alabama Chapter

Chapter Website

Bonjour Y'all! The Alabama Chapter of AATF has over 80 members and represents the wonderful community of French teachers and professors at all levels in our state, in both public and private schools and universities.  

Please find our community on our Facebook page: French Teachers of Alabama!

  • Heather A West
    Chevalier, Ordre des Palmes académiques Associate Professor of French, Director of Critical Languages Program Samford University
    President
  • Stephanie L Coker
    University of North Alabama
    Treasurer
  • Stephanie L Coker
    University of North Alabama
    Secretary

Arizona Chapter

Chapter Website

The AATF Arizona Chapter represents over 200 French teachers, professors, and lecturers, both currently working and retired. Our mission, as with all chapters, is to promote the teaching and learning of the French language and to disseminate knowledge of the cultures and civilizations of France and the French-speaking world. Professional Development and Opportunities We also strive to build and maintain French programs across the state through professional development opportunities. Every year, we hold a Spring Workshop. Past workshops have included: Teaching for Proficiency by Prof. Mariana Bahtchevanova (Arizona State University) Gamification for the Language Classroom by Prof. Sebastian Dubreuil (Carnegie Mellon University) 2020 AATF AZ - Atelier Le roman algérien contemporain : le lire et l'écrire with Prof. Lynda-Nawel Tebbani, Writer and Scolar and Prof. Afif Mouats This year we are beginning a push towards recognizing the future professional opportunities within our state to show Arizona students, both university and secondary, that French is indeed a workplace language here in our state. 

  • Esther Borbon
    Arizona State University
    President
  • John Trenton
    Copper Canyon High School (Glendale, AZ)
    Treasurer
  • Audrey K Chery
    Arizona State University
    Vice President

California -- Northern Chapter

Chapter Website

Our chapter strives to build a community among French teachers across Northern California through collaborative workshops for teachers and enrichment events for students. We culminate each year with our annual Journée de Printemps, inviting a Francophone guest speaker to present culture and pedagogy to our members. In addition, we organize annual events for our students such as une dictée, a poetry recitation contest, and cultural presentations offered by local experts.

California -- San Diego Chapter

The purpose of the San Diego Chapter is to promote the French language as well as the French and Francophone cultures in our region.

  • Uriel Ornelas
    San Diego Mesa College
    President
  • Maylen Sullivan
    Coronado High School (CA)
    Treasurer

California -- Southern Chapter

Chapter Webpage

The Southern California Chapter is a very dynamic chapter involved in multiple activities to help teachers promote the love of the French language with students. We offer several contests to both teachers and students such as videos to promote the importance of French, writing contest for movie goers, poetry participation, and theatre. We also work very closely with the cultural services of the French Consulate and offer pedagogical workshops.

  • Ines Du Cos De La Hitte Mack
    Sierra Canyon School
    President
  • Laurence M Denie-Higney
    University of California Los Angeles
    Vice President
  • Jacki Williams-Jones
    Jacki Williams-Jones
    Treasurer
  • Carrie Smith
    French Teacher/World Language Department Chair Mark Keppel High School
    Secretary

Colorado/Wyoming Chapter

Chapter Website 

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter seeks to promote the French language and Francophone cultures in addition to supporting French teachers by offering professional development opportunities and social events for teachers as well as contests and events for students. Come grow with us!

  • Julenne Dawn Moore
    Professeur de français Summit Middle School
    President
  • Stephanie Kaye Turner
    Colorado Academy
    Treasurer
  • Laurette Nassif
    Douglas County High School (CO)
    Secretary

Connecticut Chapter

Chapter Website

Be part of "une vraie communauté" in Connecticut! The chapter is incredibly active and organizes many exciting events for teachers and students in different regions of the state. Through cocktail parties, sold-out musical concerts, professional development workshops, and more, the Connecticut Chapter has created a real, connected community of teachers and friends.

  • Jonathan Shee
    St. Luke's School (CT)
    President
  • Melissa St-Jean Tubbs
    Edwin O Smith Regional High School
    Vice President
  • Evan Downey
    St. Luke's School (CT)
    Treasurer
  • Honore C Radshaw
    Secretary

Delaware Chapter

Chapter Website

The Delaware Chapter is dedicated to developing, throughout the state of Delaware, an awareness of and an appreciation for the French language and Francophone cultures.

  • Victoria Sorg
    Brandywine School District
    President
  • Abdallah Celestin
    Dover High School
    Vice President
  • Edward Armistead Dawley
    Delaware State University
    Treasurer

Florida Chapter

Chapter Website

The Florida Chapter has as its mission to provide French teachers in Florida an opportunity to connect to others who share the love of the French language and culture.

Georgia Chapter

  • Nathalie I Brown
    Saint Martin's Episcopal School
    President
  • Stephane Allagnon
    Woodward Academy
    Vice President
  • Svetoslava Dimova
    Retired
    Treasurer

Hawaii Chapter

  • Joan Marie Debrah
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    President
  • Jane Roland
    Treasurer
  • Virginie Solace-Michaud
    Teacher Radford High School
    Treasurer
  • Sandra Aimee Pyun
    Farrington High School
    Vice President

Illinois -- Chicago / Northern Chapter

Chapter Website

The Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter sponsors each year three programs for teacher professional development that are of interest to French teachers at all levels. In addition, the chapter offers several programs for students, including the High School Immersion Day, the College Immersion Day, the Concours Oral, and National French Week activities. The chapter publishes a newsletter three times a year, known as Francofeuilles, and the president sends regular email communications to members regarding French events in the Chicagoland area.

  • Sylvie Goutas
    Associate Instructional Professor University of Chicago
    President
  • Trina Marie Burek
    School of Saints Faith Hope and Charity
    Treasurer
  • Andrea Kay Isabelli
    Woodstock North High School
    Vice President
  • Heather L Meindl
    Depaul College Prep
    Secretary

Illinois -- Downstate Chapter

Chapter Webpage

We plan to become more active this next year through social media and participation in AATF contests. We also hope to offer some virtual meetings since we are not in close physical proximity. In the meantime, our website provides Internet resources, information about job openings, as well as periodic blog posts with tested ideas in the classroom. We rely on one another to share information, to create local networks, and encourage face-to-face meetings whenever possible at conferences or workshops. We are open to suggestions on how to better serve our members.

  • Lynda J Lopez
    Department Chair, Teacher of French (levels 1,2,3,4) University Laboratory High School
    President
  • Joan Debbie Mann
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Treasurer

Indiana -- Northwest Chapter

Chapter Website

The Northwest Indiana Chapter is a welcoming group for French teachers and other Francophones in the region. We hold monthly immersion meals to share French culture through food and conversation.

  • Mary VanRoosendaal
    Thornton Fractional North High School
    President
  • Blandine Baldwin
    Lake Central High School
    Treasurer
  • Cheryl Herman
    Mishawaka High School
    Vice President
  • Randa J Duvick
    Valparaiso University
    Secretary

Indiana Chapter

Chapter Website

The chapter is looking forward to continuing to support networking among French teachers in Indiana. We aim to be there to support, assist, and give opportunities to all our teachers to work together, exchange practices, and explore new ideas.

  • Madeline Rae Stuart Hennessy
    Hamilton Southeastern Schools
    President
  • Thomas Maxwell III
    Franklin Community High School
    Treasurer
  • Kate Spanke
    Westfield Middle School
    Vice President
  • Michael Heitz
    Madison Consolidated High School
    Secretary

Iowa Chapter

Chapter Website

The chapter meets twice a year, in October as part of the Iowa World Language Association Conference and in April/May for French conversation in addition to a business meeting.

  • Lori D Rezek
    Adel Desoto Minburn High School
    President
  • Marianne Sandberg
    West Delaware High School
    Treasurer
  • Angela Worley Petersen
    Ankeny High School
    Secretary

Kansas Chapter

Chapter Website

The Kansas Chapter is proud to host an annual immersion day for teachers of French. This is an opportunity to share new ideas, meet other French teachers, and brush up our language skills.

  • Jessica Ann Murray
    Blue Valley West High School (KS)
    President
  • Gretchen Meyer
    Blue Valley Southwest High School
    Vice President
  • Nora K Kelting
    Treasurer
  • Annie Lee Gilliland
    Circle High School
    Secretary

Kentucky Chapter

  • Donna Tatum-Johns
    Kentucky Country Day School
    President
  • Tracy Emilio Rucker
    FRENCH TEACHER, GRADE DEAN Louisville Collegiate School
    Treasurer
  • Ben Hawkins
    East Carter High School
    Vice President

Louisiana Chapter

  • Glynis Foley Davis
    Saint Joseph's Academy (LA)
    President
  • Catherine Thefenne
    Saint Joseph's Academy (LA)
    Treasurer
  • Michele Braud
    Louisiana Department of Education
    Vice President
  • Sophie Capmartin
    Audubon Charter School
    Secretary

Maine Chapter

Chapter Website

We are a small but growing chapter with dedicated and enthusiastic members. We were honored to receive second place in "Outstanding Small Chapter" at the 2018 convention in Martinique! We remain active throughout the school year; we organize a conference at the University of Maine at Augusta every fall and are represented every March at our annual state language association conference (FLAME) where we offer many workshops with Francophone content and encourage French teachers participate in our diverse activities. We send a monthly newsletter to keep our members abreast of professional development, scholarship and contest information, Francophone cultural events in the New England region, and to encourage our teachers to take advantage of all the resources and opportunities that the AATF offers.  We also offer two local scholarships.  We are proud to be a continuing sponsor of the fall immersion weekend. Highly skilled and experienced volunteer French teachers lead group activities and give participants a choice of workshops targeting different intermediate and advanced levels.

  • Nathalie Gorey
    Mount Ararat High School
    President
  • Charles Stephen Hicks
    Masd 49
    Treasurer
  • Cynthia D Matthews
    Massabesic High School
    Vice President
  • Darcy Chase
    Kennebec Intra-District Schools
    Secretary

Maryland Chapter

Chapter Website

The Maryland Chapter is a leader in membership growth and National French Contest participation!

  • Karen Campbell Kuebler
    Towson University
    President
  • Henriette N Sindjui
    Baltimore International Academy
    Vice President
  • David-Lydie Koissi
    Baltimore City College High School
    Secretary

Massachusetts -- Eastern Chapter

Chapter Website

The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter has received an "AATF Outstanding Chapter Award."  We seek to serve our members with useful and fun activities for both teachers and their students including our annual Journée de la francophonie, a Francophone reading group, workshops, and concerts with Francophone singers. We work closely with the French Cultural Services in Boston and with the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association.

  • Janel Lafond-Paquin
    President
  • Kristen Lokey
    Curtis Middle School
    Vice President
  • Joyce E Beckwith
    Treasurer
  • Regina Symonds
    Regina Symonds
    CAGS, Educational Leadership, :, MS, Teaching French, BA, French Education World Languages Program Coordinator/French Teacher Triton Regional High School (MA)
    Secretary

Massachusetts -- Western / Vermont Chapter

Chapter Website

The purpose of the chapter is to serve the interests and needs of teachers of French and the teaching of French at all levels of instruction, in both public and private schools, to stimulate professional growth, and to foster interest in the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures.

  • Michelle Emery
    French teacher Burr and Burton Academy
    President
  • Lizzy (Elizabeth) Lindenberg
    Maple Street School
    Vice President

Michigan -- Detroit Chapter

Chapter Website

The chapter provides professional and social opportunities for our members. Some events include…Dainava (full immersion French camp), Chantons Noël (a celebration of the holidays), and the Dîner annuel (a celebration of the end of the school year).

Michigan Chapter

  • Daniel E Noren
    Ferris State University
    President
  • Teresa A Hittner
    Instructor of French Interlochen Arts Academy
    Treasurer

Minnesota Chapter

Chapter Website

The Minnesota chapter promotes French programs for teachers and students in the state and has ties with other Francophone organizations in the area.  The chapter sponsors a thriving Cercle de Lecture that meets in person and virtually. The Minnesota chapter recognizes annually the state's French Teacher of the Year.  The chapter is currently creating a social event for French teachers as part of the upcoming Central States regional convention in Minneapolis.

  • Maureen Elwell Peltier
    President
  • Patricia L Teefy
    Hidden River
    Vice President
  • Hannah Jongbloedt
    Eastview High School
    Treasurer
  • Kaitlin Scott
    French Teacher Harding Senior High School
    Secretary

Mississippi Chapter

  • Collette M Field
    Biloxi High School
    President
  • Jennifer Weir
    Benedict Day School
    Vice President
  • Nicole Verdin Fikes
    Harrison Central High School
    Treasurer
  • Jennifer Kelly
    Oak Grove High School
    Secretary

Missouri -- Greater Kansas City Chapter

Chapter Website

Attendees of the Martinique convention provided a session on their experiences in Martinique!  We celebrated Noël with a dinner and gift exchange at a bistro in Kansas City.  It was a wonderful event with several area teachers gathering and sharing some French-themed gifts!  Many members also attended several events hosted by Rockhurst University (guest speakers, presentations by college students, etc.).

  • Elizabeth Lopez
    Notre Dame De Sion High School
    President
  • Brandi Pruente
    Liberty North High School
    Treasurer

Missouri -- Greater St. Louis Chapter

  • Violaine White
    University of Missouri Saint Louis
    President
  • Sue Hendrickson
    William Hendrickson
    Treasurer
  • Elizabeth L Landers
    Ritenour High School
    Secretary

Nebraska Chapter

  • Cara L Heminger
    Department Chair, World Languages Lincoln North Star High School
    President
  • Anne Johnson
    Westside High School
    Vice President
  • Terri Wright
    Millard South High School
    Treasurer

New Hampshire Chapter

  • Katharine N Harrington
    Plymouth State University
    President
  • Emilie Talpin
    Saint Anselm College
    Vice President
  • Edith Takantjas
    Belmont High School
    Treasurer
  • Dee A Dunbar-Hambucken
    Sanborn Regional High School
    Secretary

New Jersey Chapter

Chapter Website

The chapter regularly sponsor guest speakers and events, including culinary demonstrations, social gatherings, lectures, and workshops.

  • Jennifer Schwester
    Jennifer Schwester
    Brick Memorial High School
    President
  • Diane Jones
    Middletown High School North (NJ)
    Treasurer

New Mexico Chapter

Chapter Website

Welcome to the Land of Enchantment and our New Mexico Chapter!   We may be a small chapter in a very large state, but we work closely across the miles to support one another.  We work as a bridge in a state with a wealth of cultural and linguistic diversity to promote our love of all things French for our students.

New York -- Central Chapter

Chapter Website

The aim of the Central New York Chapter shall be to represent the French language in central New York and to encourage the dissemination, both in schools and in the general public, of knowledge concerning all aspects of the French-speaking world. The Chapter shall, by all means at its disposal, support projects to advance the French language, culture and literature. It encourages reciprocal communication between all levels of the teaching of French in central New York.

  • Jennifer N Kostolecki
    Whitesboro Central School
    President
  • Sarah Woodward-Jones
    Fayetteville-Manlius High School
    Treasurer
  • Claire Marie Le Roux
    EC Member
  • Denise C Mahns
    Fayetteville-Manlius High School
    Vice President
  • Jolene C Bennett
    Chittenango High School
    Secretary

New York -- Metropolitan Chapter

Chapter Website

The NY Metropolitan Chapter sponsors two annual conferences in collaboration with the Maison Française at Columbia University and the Maison Française at New York University on topics of interest to French teachers at all levels. These are free of charge to AATF members. In addition we have social events including Tables Françaises at restaurants representing the cuisines of la Francophonie and a wonderful evening of Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Jazz each spring.

  • Polly Duke
    Friends Academy (NY)
    President
  • Heidi Holst-Knudsen
    Columbia University
    Vice President
  • Fred J Gitner
    Queens Public Library
    Treasurer
  • Zuzanna Janina Golec
    School of the Holy Child
    Secretary

New York -- Nassau Chapter

Chapter Website

The Nassau Chapter is excited to celebrate another successful year of French in Nassau County schools. Our second Table Ronde took place this fall, and we were happy to offer students the chance to join us for a concert in November. Our Slam de Poésie will take place next fall, and we will celebrate the end of the school year at the Remise des Prix du Grand Concours ceremony at the end of May. As Camus asserted: "Notre patrie, c'est la langue française!"

  • Sandra Neuwirth
    Paul D Schreiber High School
    President
  • Julie Novinski
    Weber Middle School
    Treasurer
  • Kari L Schiano
    Herricks High School
    Secretary

New York -- Pays du Nord Chapter

Chapter Website

Due to our chapter's proximity to Québec, our members work very hard to provide activities for students that create awareness of the importance of studying French in our area. We also take pride in our past events that have involved collaboration between the community and students of all ages, including those at the post-secondary level, such as creating signage for Titus Mountain and the Celebration of Francophone Culture.

  • Nancy L Blais
    Malone Central Middle School
    President
  • Kaela Hurteau
    Malone Central School District
    Treasurer

New York -- Suffolk Chapter

Chapter Website

The Suffolk Chapter takes great pride in having a large turnout for the Grand Concours and a lively Distribution des Prix in the spring. It’s a lovely chance to have students, teachers, and parents together to celebrate their victories and how wonderful French is. We also hold an annual poetry contest, consisting of written original poetry, poem recitations, and beautifully drawn caligrammes. We also love hosting gatherings for our members to chat, get to know each other, and, most importantly, indulge in yummy French cuisine.

  • Marissa J Miller
    Lindenhurst Middle School
    President
  • Gina Marie Trigian-Molvaut
    Gina Marie Trigian-Molvaut
    World Language Teacher of French and Italian Huntington High School
    Vice President

New York -- Westchester Chapter

Chapter Website

The goal of the Westchester Chapter is to share up-to-date information about meetings, events, and conferences that are available to our members. It’s also a common space where members can share related links and resources or ask each other for advice/feedback/insight for the purpose of cultivating a professional development community specially geared towards teachers of French.

  • Jason Tamez
    Jason Tamez
    Ardsley High School
    President
  • Elsa Douineau Le Blanc
    Ardsley High School
    Vice President
  • Paula Daunt
    Orville A Todd Middle School
    Treasurer
  • Toby Suzanne Gillen
    Bronxville Unified School District
    Secretary

New York -- Western chapter

Chapter Website

We organize many events each year, for example, a Soirée Francophone panel presentation and a spring chapter meeting with a French Poetry and Music Celebration by students, teachers, and Francophones all welcome. In the summer, we hold our French Teacher Immersion Week at Whispering Pines Camp in Franklinville, NY!  We also organize annual National French Week events and activities in the Buffalo-Niagara region throughout the month of November! Stay tuned for our annual Grand Gala reception and Franco-festibal du Beau Fleuve along with other fun filled French heritage events!

  • Martha M Horohoe
    Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
    President
  • Ashley Feneziani
    Willamsville South High School
    Treasurer

North Carolina Chapter

Chapter Website

Bienvenue à NC-AATF!  We are an active chapter with a strong presence at the state language conference (FLANC) in the fall and a joint spring conference dedicated to French teachers held in tandem with NC-AATSP. We offer small grants for members, Teacher of the Year recognition, an annual Concours Pédagogique, and a scholarship for French majors. All information is available on our website. Venez nous joindre !

  • Lisa Elaine Bartels
    Lisa Elaine Bartels
    Dillard Drive Magnet Middle School
    President
  • Caroline Hocutt
    Caroline Hocutt
    Mooresville High School
    Vice President
  • Jean E Davis
    Jean E Davis
    Lake Norman Charter High School
    Treasurer
  • Heidi Rice
    Heidi Rice
    Hickory High School
    Secretary

Ohio Chapter

  • Megan Murphy
    Olmsted Falls High School
    President
  • Kieron Cindric
    University School
    Vice President
  • Richard James Emch
    North Royalton High School
    Treasurer

Oklahoma Chapter

Chapter Website

The Oklahoma Chapter meets at the fall and spring OFLTA Conferences. We have several social get togethers as well, including a wine, cheese, and conversation soirée.

  • Corinne Crepin
    Heritage Hall High School
    Treasurer
  • Alina Sofia Bagajewicz
    Norman High School
    President

Pennsylvania -- Central Chapter

Chapter Website

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter's annual French Cultural Event provides a venue for high school and university teachers and students to meet and share ideas about teaching and learning French. Film viewings, French language practice, and cultural discussions make this occasion both educational and a lot of fun.

  • Nathalie G Cornelius
    Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania Bloomburg
    President
  • Yahya Laayouni
    Susan Laayouni
    Vice President
  • Susan Laayouni
    Millville High School
    Treasurer

Pennsylvania -- Lehigh Valley Chapter

  • Paul Creamer
    East Stroudsberg University
    President
  • Jennifer L Gipe
    Blue Mountain High School
    Treasurer

Pennsylvania -- Northeastern Chapter

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter currently participates in a Foreign Language Teachers Conference held at Kings College each March. The college also hosts our annual meeting and award ceremony for the Grand Concours local and national prize winners in May. We are currently looking for additional opportunities to meet and support our members.

  • Renee A Schwartz
    Crestwood High School
    President
  • Barbara Alfano
    Holy Redeemer High School
    Treasurer

Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Chapter

Chapter Website

The AATF loves Philadelphia, and our chapter is thrilled to welcome all members. Le Réverbère, our newsletter, provides pertinent cultural information, including lessons and activities, how to benefit from our special discount program with local French-related businesses, and announcements of regional upcoming events, to help our members in their teaching and lives. We offer meaningful programs about the Francophone world and the most current pedagogical practices through our workshops and social events. Members are able to take part in a myriad of activities, such as workshops, performances, and events, as well. Over the course of the year, AATF Philly puts on affairs like our Soirée Cinéma at the start of the New Year, National French Week, and Le Grand Concours (The National French Contest).

  • Sarah Irene Thatcher
    Jenkintown Middle/High School
    President
  • Rochelle Lee Ostroff-Weinberg
    Friends Central School
    Vice President
  • Valerie Amosse Gasbara
    Phoenixville Area High School
    Treasurer
  • Sally Watson Cushmore
    Souderton Area High School
    Secretary

Pennsylvania -- Susquehanna Chapter

Chapter Website

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter is a small chapter working toward growth of its membership, support of its members, and promotion of the French language. We encourage members to participate in the annual Grand Concours and invite regional winners to our awards ceremony. We offer informal professional development opportunities and social events to promote best practices and fraternity within the chapter.

  • Corine M Charrier
    Mechanicsburg Senior High School
    President
  • Heather S Dravk
    Carlisle High School
    Vice President
  • Bonnie Paz
    Central Dauphin East High School
    Treasurer
  • Alisse Gasbara
    Carlisle High School
    Secretary

Pennsylvania -- Western Pennsylvania Chapter

  • Kylene Marie Butler
    North Allegheny Senior High School
    President
  • Amy K Guthrie
    Penn State Greater Allegheny
    Vice President
  • Heidi Harden
    Hempfield Area Senior High School
    Treasurer

Rhode Island Chapter

Chapter Website

The Rhode Island Chapter serves the interests and needs of teachers and students of French in Rhode Island at all levels of instruction, in both public and private schools, stimulates professional growth, and fosters the interest in the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures in the public.

South Carolina Chapter

  • Julia Royall
    Julia Royall
    West Ashley High School
    President
  • Cynthia Teixeira
    Cynthia Teixeira
    French Immersion Teacher/ World Language Department Chair Sullivan IB Middle School
    Vice President
  • Steven Tanner Tucker
    James Island Charter High School
    Treasurer

Tennessee Chapter

  • Rebecca Ann Keel
    Memphis University School
    President
  • Catherine Crawford Childs
    Briarcrest Christian High School
    Treasurer
  • Allison T Nixon
    Franklin High School (TN)
    Secretary

Texas -- Central TX Chapter

Chapter Website

The Central Texas Chapter is in the AATF South Central Region.   Our mission is to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. We meet once per semester for continuing professional development and to strengthen collegial ties between our different educational institutions, from secondary school through post-graduate level. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18.

  • Anne V Cirella-Urrutia
    Huston-Tillotson University
    President
  • Marta Kane
    University of Texas at Austin
    Vice President
  • Philippe Pascal Seminet
    Saint Edward's University
    Treasurer
  • Valerie S Bernardin
    Saint Mary's Hall - Upper School
    Secretary

Texas -- El Paso Chapter

  • Maria Del Carmen Ramirez
    El Paso Community College
    President
  • Nancy Cavazos
    East Lake High School
    Treasurer

Texas -- Houston Chapter

Chapter Website

The AATF Houston Chapter is part of the AATF National association devoted exclusively to the needs of French teachers at all levels. Its mission is to advance the study of the French language, to promote and defend French programs, to create and disseminate useful materials for the classroom, as well as provide opportunities to recognize professional excellence and student achievement. Our Chapter meets twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. We also organize social events for teachers such as museum visits and other gatherings.

  • Shelley P Stein
    Shelley P Stein
    St. John's School (TX)
    President
  • Jodie Gill
    Texas French Symposium board, Manie Musicale advisory board member French Teacher The Woodlands College Park High School (TX)
    Vice President
  • Claire F Frazier
    Claire F Frazier
    French Teacher Kolter Elementary School
    Treasurer

Texas -- North TX Chapter

Chapter Website

The North Texas Chapter is committed to serve teachers from at least 20 counties surrounding the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The chapter organizes events promoting the study of French by giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, proficiency, and passion with peers across the region. We invite all French teachers to join the network in the North Texas region.

  • Rob Napier
    Fort Worth Country Day School
    President
  • Ashli Sambaluk
    Lewisville Independent School District
    Vice President
  • Anne Cecile Scherer
    Uplift North Hills Preparatory School
    Treasurer

Texas -- South TX Chapter

  • Rosa V Lopez
    Weslaco East High School
    President
  • Nianna E Gustovich
    Valley View High School
    Treasurer

Utah Chapter

Chapter Website

The Utah Chapter seeks to support Utah French teachers in improving their instruction of the French language. We meet regularly to offer support for teaching ideas, language proficiency, and course recruitment. Our main goal is to create a community of French language educators.

  • Nathalie Lebras
    Provo High School
    President
  • Jennifer Quinlan
    Jennifer Quinlan
    Language Testing International
    Vice President
  • Anne J Easton
    Cyprus High School
    Treasurer

Virginia -- Northern/Washington DC Chapter

Chapter Website

With its proximity to Washington DC and a wealth of opportunities, the chapter provides French and Francophone immersion experiences for members who live or work in the greater Northern Virginia / DC area, especially in Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Fairfax counties.  Others who live or work nearby are welcome as well. Social, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical activities are offered throughout the year, as well as a culminating awards ceremony for National French Contest award winners each spring. Our chapter seeks to grow and become more dynamic every year, in order to support our teachers and students.

  • Roseline Berger
    Yorktown High School
    President
  • Vonnique Van Way
    Saint Stephen's and Saint Agnes School
    Treasurer
  • Jennifer April Kirschbaum
    Bishop O'Connell High School
    Secretary
  • Kathryn Wheelock
    Wakefield High School (VA)
    Vice President

Virginia Chapter

Chapter Website

The Virginia Chapter seeks to support and help French teachers achieve their goals through a variety of grants throughout the year. We also encourage participation in the National French Contest.

  • Carie Elizabeth Hatfield
    Portsmouth Public Schools
    President
  • David Fleming
    Johnson-Williams Middle School
    Vice President
  • JoEllen Delamatta
    John R. Lewis High School
    Treasurer
  • Lindsay Michelle Langett
    Jefferson Forest High School
    Secretary

Washington/Alaska Chapter

Chapter Website

The oldest active chapter in the Pacific Northwest, the Washington/Alaska Chapter promotes cultural and artistic events with a French focus as well as pedagogical workshops for teachers across Washington state and Alaska. Our bi-annual newsletter, "La Revue francophone du Pacifique Nord-Ouest," features interviews about innovative French programs in Washington and Alaska, cultural events, teaching techniques, as well as local news from our states and from France and the Francophone world. Washington's MOU with the Académie de Nantes through the Passepartout Program makes possible exchanges between high schools in Washington state and the Nantes region. It also promotes global connections for teachers at all levels (elementary, secondary, and university) with job shadowing opportunities and travel in each country. 

  • Teresita Tobon
    Nathan Hale High School (WA)
    President
  • Sabine Jeanne Davis
    Washington State University
    Treasurer

Wisconsin Chapter

Chapter Website

The Wisconsin Chapter of the AATF offers its members a variety of National French Week activities, a yearly French pronunciation contest (Le Concours Oral) and the National French Contest (Le Grand Concours). Members are always welcome at our yearly networking meeting in November during WAFLT. The chapter actively collaborates with members to promote, advocate, and retain French programs in the state of Wisconsin.