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Emily Spinelli

EMILY SPINELLI

Executive Director

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

 

Emily Spinelli is the Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University of Michigan-Dearborn where she taught courses in all levels of Spanish language, literature, language of business, culture and civilization as well as foreign language methodology. Professor Spinelli has written several college-level Spanish textbooks including Encuentros, Interacciones, and Mejor dicho as well as the manual English Grammar for Students of Spanish. She has also published many articles and reviews in scholarly journals and served as the Editor of Foreign Language Annals from 2000-2005. Emily is a frequent speaker and presenter at state, national and international conferences and has given hundreds of in-service workshops to school districts and universities throughout the United States. Through the years Professor Spinelli has been very active in professional organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of several of those organizations. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and was the 1999 President of that organization. She was also the 2004 President of the AATSP and Vice-President of the Joint National Committee on Languages-National Council on Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) from 2009-2012. She is currently serving as the Vice-Presidenta de la Asociación Internacional de Asociaciones de Profesores de Español (FIAPE) and Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi. In addition, Emily is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Florence Steiner Award Post-Secondary for Leadership in Foreign Language Education as well being named to the Order of Isabel la Católica by the government of Spain.

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