Britt Named to Alabama World Languages Association Board


Posted on March 24, 2017 by Tiyana King
Tiyana King


Kristy Britt, senior instructor in the department of modern and classical languages and literature, has been elected to the board of directors of the Alabama World Languages Association. data-lightbox='featured'
Kristy Britt, senior instructor in the department of modern and classical languages and literature, has been elected to the board of directors of the Alabama World Languages Association.

University of South Alabama senior instructor in the department of modern and classical languages and literature, Kristy Britt, recently was elected to the board of directors of the Alabama World Languages Association.

Britt, who is serving a two-year term as AWLA vice president, will be become the president in 2019.

“The AWLA has always been an important part of my career, so I am very honored to have been elected as its vice president. During the first two years of my term, I plan to work closely with President Malinda O’Leary of the University of Alabama at Birmingham before I assume the presidency myself. I am proud to represent USA while leading AWLA in its mission to motivate educators to contribute to being an advocate for improved world language education in Alabama,” Britt said.

AWLA has about 350 members, most of whom are foreign/second language teachers at all instructional levels (pre-K through higher education).

Britt has held many leadership positions, including treasurer, International Association for Language Learning Technology; president, Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology; director, USA Language Resource Center; coordinator, Introductory and intermediate Spanish; director, USA Study Abroad in Spain and Costa Rica; and secretary of the USA Faculty Senate.

Britt received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and English from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Arts Degree in Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She was 2015 Teacher of the Year (post-secondary) for the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. 


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