Since its beginning in 2005, three WL educators from CLTA have been winners of the prestigious national ACTFL Teacher of the Year award. These remarkable educators represented California at the SWCOLT Conference and then ultimately became the national face for world language education in their respective years.

Nicole Naditz, 2015, French teacher at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA.

Yo Azama, 20012, Japanese teacher at North Salinas High School in Salinas, CA.

Christine Lanphere, 2007, French teacher at Natomas High School in Natomas, CA.