Cathy Demoude Nebraska World Language Teacher of the Year


World Language Teacher of the Year

NILA Past President Alicia Dallman Shoemaker (left) presents the award to World Language Teacher of the Year Cathy Demoude (right).

The Nebraska International Language Association recognized Hershey Spanish Teacher Cathy Demoude as the 2019 World Language Teacher of the Year at the NILA Annual Conference at the University of Nebraska Kearney October 12. Demoude has taught in Hershey Public Schools for 29 years. Principal Jeff Steinbeck commented, “Her enthusiasm for the content and her love for speaking another language shows every day. She is one of the most positive people I have ever been around.” Mr. Steinbeck shared Demoude’s emphasis on language use, “Cathy’s classes are conversational. When you walk into her room, all students are speaking back and forth in conversation.” Demoude’s longevity in the district has provided stability for a strong program that is evidenced through results. Mr. Steinbeck shared that numerous students have returned to share college success, new hirings, and promotions due to language learned in her class.