December 3, 2013
Mary Lynn Redmond, professor of education, has been elected president of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Redmond was nominated and elected by her peers from across the nation. She is serving this year as president-elect and will serve as president from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2015.
ACTFL was established in 1968 as the only national organization that represents teachers and administrators of all languages and at all levels from pre-kindergarten to post-graduate. Representing more than 12,000 members, ACTFL is led by a Board of Directors consisting of 15 educators from across the country and includes prominent members of the language profession. Members of the foreign language teaching profession, educational institutions, and state and national government agencies look to ACTFL as the leader in standards development for foreign language proficiency and instruction in the U.S. ACTFL conducts an annual meeting each year with more than 600 educational sessions attended by more than 7,000 foreign language educators from across the U.S. and the world.