Meet Your NILA Board: Treasurer Terri Wright

NILA Treasurer Terri WrightTerri Wright, Treasurer
French Teacher
Millard South High School, Metropolitan Community College

How would you describe your classroom?
I am eclectic in the classroom. I believe that a variety of methods help me to connect with all of my students and ultimately create a more well-rounded student. The three guiding principles of relationships, relevance, and rigor are the foundation on which I build each class.
How do you feel that NILA has helped you develop as an educator?
NILA and NAATF (Nebraska Association of Teachers of French) have provided important opportunities to network and grow. With a lot of help from area French teachers, family, and my students, I planned and hosted the biannual State French Convention in 2016 and 2018. I was honored to be chosen as the NILA World Language Educator of the Year in 2017. This allowed me to represent Nebraska at the Central States Conference for World Language Teachers in 2017. I love to share ideas with colleagues at the local, regional and national levels.
What about you would probably surprise others?
I have recently taken up acting at murder mystery dinners on the weekends.