A 35 year veteran of the World Language classroom, Todd Bowen taught all levels of French before becoming an administrator for world languages at the secondary level. In one district he developed and coordinated a FLAP grant to begin a Chinese immersion program that is still highly successful. He currently serves as the Director of World Languages of Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Illinois. Todd has been actively involved in the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages twenty years including representing Illinois at JNCL-NCLIS for several years and in various leadership positions on the Board of Directors. Todd served on the ACTFL Board of Directors where he was treasurer and coordinated the development and implementation of the Leadership Initiative of Language Learning (LILL). Todd has served two stints on the Board of Directors of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. He currently is serving as the Co-Interim Executive Director for Business and Finance for CSCTFL.