Lorraine Leftwich and Glenn Fetzer won the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards, Natalie Figueroa of SWCOLT (middle).
Each year NM OLÉ recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the language profession. Awards include the:
Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual for lengthy and dedicated service to the foreign language profession;
Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing a foreign language teacher who has demonstrated exceptional ability and outstanding performance in classroom instruction;
Creativity in Foreign Language Teaching Award, given to an individual who has inspired enthusiasm for language learning through unusual innovation and creativity in the foreign language classroom;
Young Educator Award, presented to a foreign language teacher in the first five years of service who shows uncommon potential for the development and implementation of ideas in the classroom; and
Outstanding Administrator Award, presented to an administrator for contributing in a significant way to the promotion of the teaching and learning of foreign languages.