For her outstanding contributions to world language education, World Language and Partial-Immersion Coordinator A. Dawn Samples received the 2017 National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages Supervisor of the Year Award.
Samples, a member of Instructional Services, creates innovative partial- and dual-language immersion programs, writes curriculum for the district and state each year, leads staff development at both the district and state level, and designs online assessments.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Samples focuses on building relationships with teachers and administrators to ensure world language programs are understood and supported. She uses her experience as a French teacher to encourage teachers in Lexington District One and help them produce relevant content for their classrooms.
Samples will present “Planning for Transitioning from Elementary Immersion to Middle School Immersion — What are best practices?” at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching’s annual conference in March.