PLAN Officers

President

Jennifer Newman-Cornell

Secondary Spanish/French Educator

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Jennifer Newman-Cornell is a Spanish and French educator in Southern Nevada. She has been teaching for 15 years and has taught pre-school through adult education. She is actively involved in world language professional organizations and has the honor of serving as PLAN President. She is an avid reader, passionate recycler, and loves to watch t.v. She is married with 5 children – 3 human and 2 labradors. Learning another language is a joy that she is happy to share with her students!

Vice-President

Ryan Smith

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Hola y buenas tardes, my name is Ryan Smith from the Washoe County School District in Reno, NV.  I am a full-time 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 Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, England, Morocco, Canada, and China.

Email:rgsmith@washoeschools.net

Treasurer

Brandon Teasdale

Secondary French Educator

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“Between teaching French and fighting crime on the mean streets of Las Vegas in my alternative identity as Spiderman, I also serve as the treasurer of PLAN. My hobbies include reading, photography, and rehabilitating unicorns so they can be returned to the wild.”

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Clark County Representative

Amanda Ruth

K-12 World Language Curriculum Coordinator

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Lyon County 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.

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SWCOLT Representative

T.J. Troche

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Advocacy Committee Chairperson

Ryan Smith

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Hola y buenas tardes, my name is Ryan Smith from the Washoe County School District in Reno, NV.  I am a full-time 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 Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, England, Morocco, Canada, and China.

Email:rgsmith@washoeschools.net

Membership Committee Chairperson

Barbara Bird

Post-Secondary Italian Educator

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Barbara Bird is lead faculty of Italian at the College of Southern Nevada. She holds an MA in Italian literature and a PhD in Second Language Acquisition.

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Mentorship/Outreach Committee Chairperson

T.J. Troche

Secondary Spanish Educator

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Professional Development Committee Chairperson

Jennifer Newman-Cornell

Secondary Spanish/French Educator

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Jennifer Newman-Cornell is a Spanish and French educator in Southern Nevada. She has been teaching for 15 years and has taught pre-school through adult education. She is actively involved in world language professional organizations and has the honor of serving as PLAN President. She is an avid reader, passionate recycler, and loves to watch t.v. She is married with 5 children-2 human and 2 labradors. Learning another language is a joy that she is happy to share with her students!

Public Relations Committee Chairperson

Kolina Watt de Garcia

Secondary Spanish Educator

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