Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and Principal Heather McKillop are pleased to share that a ConVal Regional High School teacher will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the teaching and learning of German.
Cindi Hodgdon will receive the Outstanding German Educator Award, the highest honor given by the American Association of Teachers of German, a national organization, in a virtual ceremony on November 20.
“With their dedication to excellence in German language instruction, these award recipients promote the transatlantic friendship between the U.S. and German‐speaking countries and foster the much‐needed intercultural awareness so their students lead successful lives in a globalized world,” said Doug Philipp, president of the American Association of Teachers of German.
Hodgdon has received many honors during her teaching career, including being named World Language Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of World Languages.
“Cindi loves languages, and in sharing that love she opens the eyes of her students to the possibilities of the world around them,” Principal McKillop said.
“Cindi is a truly outstanding teacher. She has an infectious style, and her students develop a true love for German,” Superintendent Rizzo Saunders said. “From creating German immersion days to organizing workshops, she is an exemplar of excellence and deserving of this honor.”