Alumni to Offer Advice to Future Educators

Truman alumni Brian Santos and Dr. Jennifer Miller will present “Beyond the Curriculum:  Advice for First Year Language Teachers and the Incorporation of ACTFL Can-Do Statements” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Ophelia Parrish 2121.

As Truman alumni and professional educators, Miller and Santos know the challenges and struggles new educators face in their first professional year. Future educators are invited to come by to hear the advice and wisdom gained from their experience and to ask questions about topics of concern, best practices or anything else related to education.

Miller is currently the foreign language department chair and Spanish teacher at Francis Howell Central High School. In addition to her bachelor's and master's degree from Truman, she has a Doctor of Education from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She received her National Board Certification in 2007.

Santos is currently a Spanish teacher at Francis Howell North High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Truman and is ABD in the Doctorate in Education and Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Santos was awarded the Francis Howell School District 2015 Teacher of the Year, the Missouri Foreign Language Association’s 2015 Distinguished Foreign Language Educator Award, and was selected as the Missouri Language Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and LinguaProfs.

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