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Release: #14-113
November 24, 2014
Contact: Communications
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California High School
Teacher Chosen as the National Language Teacher of the Year

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated Nicole Naditz, a French language teacher from Bella Vista High School [https://www.sanjuan.edu/bellavista] External link opens in new window or tab. in the San Juan Unified School District , Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, for being selected the 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year.

"I congratulate Nicole for receiving this high honor," Torlakson said. "As an outstanding language teacher, she is giving her students a skill that will increase their understanding of other cultures and help them succeed in our increasingly global economy."

Ms. Naditz was selected by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and was presented with her award last week during its 2014 Convention & World Languages Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information, please go to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages [https://www.actfl.org/news/press-releases/actfl-announces-2015-national-language-teacher-the-year] External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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