A not-for-profit educational organization for the benefit of language teachers in New York's Capital Region serving the counties of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer and Schoharie.
Capital Organization of Language Teachers - COLT c/o Anna Collie PO Box 814 Gloversville, NY12078-0814 firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital Organization of Language Teachers - C.O.L.T. is a not-for-profit educational organization based in Albany, NY. COLT is charged with accomplishing the following for capital region LOTE teachers:
Provide opportunities for staff development and professional growth.
Identify the needs of Capital Region LOTE teachers.
Promote LOTE usage, the study of culture, and the integration of language and culture.
Promote and increase community awareness of LOTE.
Give recognition to students and teachers of LOTE.
Share resources, exchange ideas and create bonds of friendship.
If you are currently a member, we appreciate your support and hope that we are doing our best to accomplish the goals listed above.
If you are not a member, please click the "Become a member" link to the left to learn about the benefits of being a COLT member.
Anna Collie - President
Cindy Yetto - Vice President
Kira Vasconez - Treasurer
Lisa Bourassa - Secretary
Maureen Geagan - Immediate Past President
Mike Mitchell - Social Media & Communications Specialist
NYSAFLT Regional Directors
Mary Goetz and Melinda Barnes
My name is Mary Goetz. I will serve with Melinda Barnes as Co-Director of Capital East for NYSAFLT beginning January 1, 2017. I have worked in South Colonie Central Schools for 15 years teaching Spanish, and more recently in Argyle Central School for nine years. I look forward to meeting and working together with many of you in the next few years. This will begin with our COLT/NYSAFLT collaborative Regional Conference slated for March 18, 2017. Save the date! If you wish to be a part of our Conference committee please contact me at:
Please reach out to me with anything you need and I will help you with an
COLT is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021. Identification number: 3204
A proud member of New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers - NYSAFLT
Being a member of the NECTFL Advisory Council is a great way for you as leaders in your state to be part of the leadership structure of NECTFL. We encourage state associations to join at the “Institutional” level ($200), and/or any state leader to join the Advisory Council as an individual ($100). As a member, you will receive a $25 discount on registration, an invitation to the Advisory Council meeting and luncheon at the conference, the privilege of nominating board members and award nominees, as well as the privilege of voting in our board elections.
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