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HCPSS Superintendent Recognized by National Early Language Education Organization

November 21st, 2016

Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose received the 2016 National Network for Early Language Learners Award for Outstanding Support of Early Language Learning. The award was presented on Friday, November 18, at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston.

The award is given to individuals outside the direct field of second language learning who demonstrate leadership, dedication and commitment to making early second language learning a priority through voice and action.

“I am extremely proud of the outstanding educators who are supporting literacy and learning through world languages for all children, and especially our youngest students,” Dr. Foose said. “The promise of preparation in Howard County public schools is that students will graduate with skills to use for a lifetime.”

Foose was recognized for her bold vocal support for early and comprehensive language and cultural education, and for improving educational opportunities for the diverse population throughout the Howard County Public School System by expanding an already-strong FLES program.

The National Network for Early Language Learning provides leadership in support of successful early language learning and teaching. Since 1987, NNELL continues to be an invaluable resource for educators, parents and policymakers advocating for K–8 programs of excellence in second language education.