Kathleen Priceman holds a BA in Spanish Education from the State University of New York at Albany and a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has more than 30 years of experience teaching, designing curriculum and writing grants for ESL, SSL, Bilingual Ed. and Spanish Immersion programs. She was selected to
be the 2014 Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in recognition of her efforts to promote language learning and expertise in instruction. She is the current president of NNELL and has served as president of ICTFL. She is committed member of AATSP, ACTFL, NABE, Central States Conference, and IAMME.
After returning to Spain in 2001 on a scholarship awarded by the Embassy of Spain, she was inspired to create opportunities for families and other educators to experience the richness of being immersed and living in another culture. Each July she returns to Salamanca Spain where she lives and teaches graduate courses in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators.
Her years as an immersion teacher have given her insight into building content-based language lessons as well as tying those lessons to the myriad standards that educators are expected address (CCSS, WIDA,WRS, etc.).