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JNCL-NCLIS President-Elect Receives Prestigious Regional Award

Updated: Feb 19, 2020


NEW YORK, NY - Amanda Seewald, JNCL-NCLIS President-Elect, received the 2020 Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession during the annual conference for the Northeastern Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in Midtown Manhattan, New York last week.

Read Amanda's acceptance speech here.


Amanda Seewald has over 20 years of experience as an educator, curriculum developer, educational consultant, teacher trainer, author, and presenter. She is the owner of Maracas Educational Programs and Learning Kaleidoscope Educational Consulting. Amanda serves as the immersion program consultant at Herricks Public Schools in New York and Mendon Upton public schools in Massachusetts. In Pocantico Hills school district in New York, Amanda serves as the Global Dimensions and world language consultant where she has developed a K-8 program focused on global learning via language. Amanda serves on state, regional, and national boards and is currently president-elect of JNCL-NCLIS and immediate past president of FLENJ. Amanda understands the strong relationship between research and effective classroom practice. She shares her skills as an instructional leader with dual language immersion, ELL and FLES teachers. She is a passionate language advocate who works tirelessly to convey the benefits of language learning to policy makers and administrators. Amanda has a way of getting things done. She was instrumental in getting the New Jersey legislature to pass a bill for the Seal of Biliteracy. She is adept at getting the right message to the right people in order to affect change. Amanda is a true role model for teachers and language advocates.

Read more about the award on NECTFL's webpage.

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