In Memoriam: Jean Schroeder

CLTA Remembers
Jean Schroeder
By Lorraine D’Ambruoso
CLTA recently lost a long-time member, colleague and friend with the passing of Jean Schroeder. Jean was a long time CLTA member and teacher of German and International Relations at Napa Valley College. She was also a member of both the California Foreign Language Project (CFLP) and the California International Studies Project (CISP) advisory boards. For many years she served as advocate for the World Affairs Council, an activity that perfectly matched her interest in languages and cultures.

I remember Jean from past summer seminars, where conversations with her always conveyed a passion for the world around her, with all of its wonders and challenges. I feel privileged to have been able to work with her on the CFLP Advisory Board, where she was an ardent supporter of the work that the project does in furthering linguistic competence and cultural understanding.

Jean is survived by her husband Andy, who has expressed the desire to honor her memory by offering a scholarship in Jean’s name for a student to attend the student strand at Santa Barbara. She was such a strong supporter of this program that CLTA, in collaboration with her husband and CFLP and CISP colleagues, is establishing a scholarship fund in Jean’s honor to support the participation of prospective teachers of language at future Summer Seminars. If you wish to contribute to this fund honoring the memory of Jean Schroeder, please make your check payable to “CLTA Jean Schroeder Scholarship Fund” and forward it to

Sue McKee, CLTA Treasurer
2430 Avenita Alpera
Tustin, CA 92782

We in the foreign language and international studies communities will miss Jean Schroeder’s active contributions in support of language and international education.