A message from 2022 NYSAFLT President Jenny Delfini

Jenny Delfini

Friends and colleagues,

A few short months ago, I asked you to take your summer break and come back refreshed. I’ve seen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that we collectively have done that, from honing a green thumb in a backyard garden to wandering the streets of a city halfway across the globe. I saw evidence of teachers taking care of themselves to recharge and energize for the new school year. 

I also saw teachers getting ahead in their professional journeys. I was fortunate to attend one of NYSED’s Unit Design Workshops in my area. Dr. Joanne O’Toole, Bill Heller, and Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez are true role models and dedicated professionals in our craft. I left that afternoon feeling better prepared to adapt and change my curricula as the start date for implementing the revised WL standards gets even closer – next fall!

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John Carlino

Following the passing of our beloved friend, esteemed leader and longtime Executive Director John Carlino in January 2022, the NYSAFLT Executive Team and Board of Directors continue to ensure that our organization is functioning efficiently. The NYSAFLT 100K for 100 Years John D. Carlino Legacy Fund remains the best way to honor John by making donations in his name. With this fund, NYSAFLT will remember John and his vision to financially support projects and help solve problems that language teachers and leaders face. As we move forward along the pathway that John paved, his legacy will forever live on with the NYSAFLT 100K for 100 Years John D. Carlino Legacy Fund.

John David Carlino obituary.” The Buffalo News, February 5, 2022.