Welcome to the AATF Rochester Chapter website!
The Rochester Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French was started in 1927! Our membership consists primarily of French teachers at the elementary, middle school, high school and post-secondary levels.
The officers of the AATF of Rochester are as follows:
- President – Lori Anne Heller (Williamson HS)
- 1st Vice-President – Ariane Baer-Harper (Allendale Columbia School)
- 2nd Vice-President – Erica Kortepeter-Ragan
- Secretary/Treasurer/Webmaster – Candace Black (Eastridge HS)
Our primary mission as an organization is to promote and support the teaching of the French language and francophone cultures around the world. We work with AATF headquarters to administer the French National Contest each year to recognize students in our local schools enrolled in a French program. In an effort to better support our local French teachers, the AATF of Rochester will continue to offer several activities during the school year.
At the 2013 AATF Annual Convention held in Baltimore, President Lori Anne Heller accepted the “Outstanding Chapter Award – First Place – Small Chapter” given in recognition for excellence in membership recruitment and in the promotion of the study of French!