January 21, 2019
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Oakland teacher Robin Colby honored by Foreign Language Association of Maine

Community Author: Maria Elena Johnson
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OAKLAND — During the 2018 Foreign Language Association of Maine Annual Conference, Robin Colby was the honored recipient of the FLAME Richard Williamson Award for Leadership.

The Richard Williamson Award for Leadership was created in honor of an original founding member of FLAME who spent countless years providing continuous support to language teachers in the state of Maine. This award recognizes an individual who has achieved outstanding results in promoting the study of Modern and Classical Languages and who has shown us the merit and the strength of their legacy and leadership as a World Language advocate.

This year the award went to a teacher who was nominated with the full support of her entire department at Messalonskee High School. Whether working in her classroom, school, community or state, Robin Colby stood out as a role model and leader. In addition to being an exemplary teacher in Latin and Greek, she created coursework in a popular seminar class on Medical Terminology. She is a forward thinker and open to sharing her work with colleagues and creating new learning opportunities for students. From her role as class advisor to her participation in FLAME, CANE, a board member of the MEA, and delegate to the NEA, it was apparent that Robin Colby stood out as a shining example of leadership.

FLAME extends its sincerest congratulations to Robin Colby.