Ohio World Language Teacher of the Year

Lisa Shepard

Lisa Shepard teaches French at Hilliard Davidson High School in Columbus. She is currently teaching French 1-5, including AP and a dual enrollment course through the Kenyon Academic Partnership.  She is a member of the OFLA Professional Development Committee and will begin her tenure as the chair of OFLA’s Secondary Language Learning Committee this summer.  Lisa also serves as a co-moderator of the French Teachers in the U.S. Facebook page and is a regular contributor to #langchat, a weekly discussion of world language educators via Twitter. Lisa’s blog, Madame’s Musings, is an invaluable resource for language teachers and her posts are regularly shared by national language organizations such as AATF, CSCTFL and CASLS.

In addition, Lisa presents at local and regional conferences on topics related to proficiency-based teaching methodology.  Her session “10 Steps to Creating an IPA” was chosen as an All-Star Session at CSCTFL 2016 and she has been invited to repeat this presentation at CSCTFL 2017 in Chicago.  Lisa has also begun writing for professional publications. Her article, “My Experience with Integrated Performance Assessment” was published in the January, 2016 issue of the AATF National Bulletin and and her “Four Simple Steps to Creating an Integrated Performance Assessment” was the feature article in the August 10 issue of the University of Oregon’s email digest, InterCom.

Lisa earned her Bachelor in Education in French from the University of Toledo and her Master of Education from Ohio Dominican University. She was among the first National Board Certified Teachers in World Languages Other than English (2002) and currently holds the highest Ohio teaching credentials: Lead Professional Educator License.

In March, she represented Ohio as the state’s nominee for the 2016 Central States Conference’s regional Teacher of the Year competition in Columbus, Ohio

Lisa is a well-respected and innovative colleague who is a model of excellence for all world language teachers striving to increase the proficiency levels of their students.

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