West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association

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The WVFLTA was founded in the late 1960’s, perhaps during the 1967-68 school year. Prior to that world language teachers in West Virginia had been meeting in separate language specific groups. The founders wanted to create an umbrella organization that would unite all teachers to promote the study of second languages in our state.

Founding members included:

Marilyn (Phillips) Carpenter

Ken Haynes

Hal Murphy

Joe Renahan

Beth Renahan

Helen Saunders

This group wrote a constitution and established a yearly conference to assure that WV World Language Teachers would have a state professional organization that would support their efforts in the classroom and provide a forum for collegial interaction.

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