By Lorraine D’Ambruoso
CLTA 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.
Jean is survived by her husband Andy. We in the foreign language and international studies communities will miss Jean Schroeder’s active contributions in support of language and international education.
CLTA encourages everyone contribute to the Memorial Fund in Jean’s name.