CONSTITUTION

THE CONSTITUION Changes were proposed for our local AATF constitution.  Copies were emailed to members and were voted on during the business portion of the Fall Workshop.  The changes were approved.

AATF of CNY - Constitution
AATF constitution (1).doc
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The AATF of CNY has revised its constitution.  Click on the icon to access a copy.

Officers

 Jennifer Kostolecki

School Affiliation: Whitesboro High School


Title: French/Spanish Teacher


Years of Service: 23 years


Levels Taught: French 6th grade (Exploratory), Level 1 - Level 3 

 Spanish 6th grade (Exploratory), Level 1- Level 4

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): President AATF of CNY (2016-Current)

Vice-President/Grand Concours Administrator (2011-2016)

 

Fun fact about me: I have a large collection of Mickey Mouse items.  

 

Favorite French anything:  Just about anything in a Pâtisserie- J’adore les desserts.  Miam, miam!

 

Denise Mahns, DML, NBCT             

Vice-President and Grand Concours Administrator

grandconcoursaatfcny@gmail.com

School Affiliation: Fayetteville-Manlius High School

 

Title: National Board Certified Teacher of French 

 

Years of Service: 15 years

 

Levels Taught: French 2 through AP

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): 

Vice President and National French Contest Administrator, AATF of CNY

Membership Manager, LECNY

4th Vice President for VOTE-COPE and Member Support, FMTA

Lifetime member of NYSAFLT; member of AATF, ACTFL, ACQS

 

Fun fact about me: I love  to travel, go to restaurants and theater -- this pandemic has been very hard on me!  Luckily, I also like to read.

 

 Jolene Bennett

School Affiliation: Chittenango High School

 

Title : French Teacher & World Language Department Chair

 

Years of Service: 17 years

 

Levels Taught: French 1, 2 & 3

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Secretary of AATF of CNY (2010-present)

 

Fun fact about me: I love reading, travel, Zumba and spending time with my family and friends.

 

Favorite French anything:  Quiche has been my favorite food since I was little!  My favorite places in France include Avignon, Giverny and Bretagne.  And I love to teach about Québec and take my students there!  


 

Sarah Woodward-Jones

School Affiliation: Fayetteville- Manlius Schools


Title: LOTE District Curriculum Coordinator, National Board Certified French teacher

 

Years of Service: 15

 

Levels Taught: 7th grade French through level 4 Pre AP French

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Treasurer AATF of CNY (2011-Current), faculty advisor Société Honoraire de Français, 


Fun fact about me: I enjoy reading, exercising and dance.  I dream of returning to France with my two young daughters in the next few years!  

 

Favorite French anything: How do you choose!?! Pâtisserie- Opéras, macarons  Ville : Paris  Parisian site :  le jardin japonais au Musée Guimet

I dream of visiting Morocco, and hope to return to Nice to spend more time one day.

 

Michael Ashley

Newsletter Editor

cocoricoaatfcny@gmail.com

School Affiliation: Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School

 

Title : French Teacher

 

Years of Service: 8 years

 

Levels Taught: French, Level 1 - Level 5, FRE 191/201   Spanish, Level 1

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Editor in Chief of the Cocorico (2019-Present)

Social Media Manager (2018-2020)

 

Fun fact about me: I love movies, musicals, dystopian novels, hockey games, and traveling (I can’t wait to someday be in Montreal again).

 

Favorite French anything: The music!!  I play many different genres of French music in my class and, for many students, that is their favorite part of coming to my class.

 

 Diane Paravazian

AATF Regional Representative

Jessica Keane

Academic Projects Coordinator

jkeane1@nscsd.org

School Affiliation: Cicero North Syracuse High School

 

Title : French Teacher 

 

Years of Service: 11 years

 

Levels Taught: Currently: French III & French V

Past: French 1A, 1B, III Honors, IV, Spanish 1A & II

 

Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Academic Programs Coordinator - AATF (2018 - present), Treasurer - LECNY (2017-present), Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator, College Credit Liasion 

 

Fun fact about me: I love to travel and have visited over 12 different countries. I love to participate in professional development and have been blessed with doing so in Montreal, Washington DC and Tours, France!

 

Favorite French pastry: pain au chocolat 

 

PRESIDENT:  Jennifer Kostolecki

                    presidentaatfcny@gmail.com

 

VICE PRESIDENT AND GRAND CONCOURS ADMINISTRATOR: 

                      Denise Mahns, DML, NBCT

                      grandconcoursaatfcny@gmail.com

                      

SECRETARY:  Jolene Bennett

                     secretaryaatfcny@gmail.com                

 

TREASURER:  Sarah Woodward-Jones

                     treasureraatfcny@gmail.com

 

NEWSLETTER EDITOR:Michael Ashley

                     cocoricoaatfcny@gmail.com

 

AATF REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Diane Paravazian

                      dparavaz@aol.com

 

ACADEMIC PROJECTS COORDINATOR:Jessica Keane

                         jkeane1@nscsd.org

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD: Alice Manning

                              amannin@dreamscape.com

                              Robin Brown

                              rojobro58@gmail.com

                              Roseann Lorefice

                              loreficer@gmail.com

                              Betty O'Hara

                              eohara50@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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