ACTFL is pleased to announce William Lee as the 2023 National Language Teacher of the Year. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2022 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo on Friday, November 18, at the Boston Convention Center.
William Lee is a Latin Teacher at Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas, and the 2022 Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). Lee also represented the Texas Foreign Language Association as the 2021 Teacher of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin from The University of Texas at Austin.
In addition to teaching, Lee serves as a member of the College Board AP Latin Curriculum Working Group High School, the AP Latin Exam Development Committee, and is a member of the Writing and Steering Committee for the National Latin Exam.
The ACL would like to recognize William for his ten years as NJCL Certamen Chair, serving as the first Chair of ACL's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and his role as Convention Chair for the 2015 NJCL Convention held at Trinity University in San Antonio. He also has served as a state chair of the Texas JCL since 2006 and is the current San Antonio Classical Society president.
Congratulations, William, on this incredible and well deserved recognition!
Source: ACL Newsletter, January 2023