PLAN Officers

President

Ryan Smith

World Languages Program Coordinator for Washoe County School District

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Hola y buenas tardes, my name is Ryan Smith from the Washoe County School District in Reno, NV.  Currently I am the Program Coordinator for World Languages in addition to being the District Director of AVID.  I am a former Spanish teacher at Reed High School in Sparks, NV, World Languages Department Leader, and the School District Facilitator of World Languages.  I have many years of teaching experience in both Washoe and Clark County.  In addition to being an educator and language advocate, I am an avid traveler that has been to Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, England, Morocco, Canada, and China.

Email:rgsmith@washoeschools.net

Vice President

T.J. Troche

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Executive Secretary

Anna Cicak

Secondary Spanish / EL Educator

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Treasurer

Julie Henderson

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Advocacy Chairperson

Jami Curtis

Secondary French Educator

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Jami Curtis has taught both elementary and secondary French since 2005. She is a 2004 alum of the University of Nevada. Jami has spent time both studying abroad and taking students on educational tours. These experiences fuel her desire to bring world languages and cultures to the classroom. Her philosophy of language learning is that few things in this life are more valuable than being able to connect with others in their primary language.

Membership Chairperson / TOY Chairperson / SWCOLT Representative

Julie Lozada-Ocampo

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Julie Lozada Ocampo is a national board certified Spanish teacher who has been teaching for 28 years in northern Nevada. She teaches all levels of Spanish from Spanish one to Advanced Placement Literature and Culture.

Professional Development Chairperson

Rachel Tillotson

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Rachel Tillotson is the Professional Development Committee Chairperson for the Professional Language Association of Nevada. For the last fourteen years she has taught language courses for private businesses, elementary after-school programs, alternative and public high schools, and in higher education.  She has traveled worldwide and is a strong advocate for promoting cultural competency in education. She has also presented at district, state, and national conferences on developing proficiency in the classroom. Rachel currently teaches all levels of Spanish at Galena High School and evening courses at the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

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Lyon County Representative

Shanna Krueger

Secondary Educator

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Douglas County Representative

AnneMarie Chase

Secondary Educator

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Clark County Representative

Isabel Christina Buckner

Secondary Spanish Educator

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