Spanish teacher named Ga. foreign language teacher of the year

The Foreign Language Association of Georgia has named Catherine Flippen, a Spanish teacher at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, as its 2014 teacher of the year.

Flippen, who has taught Spanish for eight years, earned the recognition based on her use of strategies to enhance students’ interest in gaining proficiency of a foreign language.

Flippen will go on to compete among teachers from 13 states for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching awards.