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Special Photo Maxwell High School of Technology students fared well last week at the Ford/AAA State Auto Skills Competition. From left to right are John Prince, Fernando Boyzo, Dale Regan and Jacob Huckeba.
Parsons principal honored for foreign language supportSUWANEE -- The Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) recently saluted a Gwinnett County school principal for her leadership in supporting foreign languages.
FLAG presented Charlotte Sadler with the organization's Administrative Support of Foreign Languages Award. Under Sadler's leadership, Parsons Elementary offers Spanish to its K-5 students.
FLAG's Administrative Support of Foreign Languages Award recognizes a dean, superintendent, principal or other administrator who has evidenced strong and overt support for foreign languages.
Sadler has offered Spanish at the Peachtree Ridge Cluster school for several years. In addition to students learning the language during the school day, students also participate in several activities and programs such as the Spanish Spelling Bee and musical performances in Spanish.
The Spanish language program at Parsons Elementary is taught by teacher Joe Frank Uriz who was Georgia's K-12 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2010. Uriz teaches Spanish to 804 students in grades K-5.
Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.