John Carlino – Executive Director
John Carlino is the LOTE Curriculum Learning Specialist in the Kenmore –Tonawanda UFSD. He has taught German, including IB, at Kenmore West High School since 1995. Prior to that, he taught French for 6 years. John studied in France for two years, receiving his B.A. from SUNY Buffalo in French and Teacher Education, and his M.Ed., also from SUNY Buffalo, in TESOL.
John has been a member of NYSAFLT since 1988. Beginning as a volunteer on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee in 1996, he also served on the Technology and Membership Committees. John was treasurer of NYSAFLT for two terms and was elected to the position of second vice president for 2004, but resigned to accept the position of Executive Director.
At the regional and national level, John is currently serving on the board of directors of NECTFL, JNCL-NCLIS and the NFMLTA (Modern Language Journal). He served three years on the AP College Board German CDAC Committee, and was published in the AP Vertical Teams® Guide for World Languages and Cultures (2009). He has served as chair of the AATG and ACTFL and NFMLTA nominating committees. John is also active in the Western New York chapter of AATG and is currently serving as treasurer.
At his full-time job, John is active with the Kenmore Teachers’ Association, serves on the district Mentor Policy Board, and as advisor to the Kenmore West German Club and the Kenmore West Gay-Straight Alliance.
Administrative Assistant – Sean McDonough
Sean McDonough is a student at SUNY at Buffalo. He was valedictorian of his class at Kenmore West High School where completed an IB Diploma. Sean studied German at Kenmore West and also participated in the Kenmore West school exchange to Germany. He’s a member of the German National Honor Society, and was a recipient of both a WNYFLEC STAR Award and Kenmore West German Award. Sean plans to continue his German studies in addition to his major in political science and minor in history at UB.