Summit High teacher honored as foreign language instructor of year |

Summit High teacher honored as foreign language instructor of year

Leslie Davison, a longtime teacher in the Summit School District, took a year off to teach Spanish abroad in Singapore. The opportunity also provided for a side trip to Cambodia. She is shown here with her Cambodian students.
Courtesy/Leslie Davison | Summit Daily News

A Summit High School teacher recently was named Colorado’s foreign language teacher of the year.

Spanish teacher Leslie Davison was recognized by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, a nonprofit organization that represents more than 500 world language teachers in the state.

The organization, of which Davison has been a member since her first year of teaching, chose her based on her excellence as a teacher, her leadership, her presentations and her advocacy of world languages.

She will represent Colorado in the regional teacher of the year competition at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching in Denver in February.

Davison taught Spanish at the elementary level for 10 years and at the secondary level for five years. She also has worked teaching stints in Singapore and Honduras.

She has presented at world language conferences around the country and has won other awards, including the CCFLT Program Leadership Award and the KidCast Podcast Award, and is a Google-certified teacher.

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