Franklin High School French teacher Betsy Taylor was named the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association’s Teacher of the Year in September, but said she never thought she would win a national award.
That’s just what happened when Taylor was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the Secondary level for The American Association of Teachers of French.
“I am surprised, honored and humbled,” Taylor said. “It is truly an honor to be selected by the AATF for this award.”
Taylor said she credits her success to the opportunity to teach at Franklin High.
“I would not be half as successful without the support and collaboration of my fellow teachers and administration, especially at the school level,” she said. “FHS parents, staff, administration and especially principal Dickerson, have always encouraged and supported the French program and the out-of-the-box ideas I have. I am so lucky to have spent my career at Franklin High School.”
Taylor said she is thankful to teach in Williamson County and enjoys being able to share ideas with her fellow WCS French teachers.
“I am also grateful for all the French teachers in Williamson County,” she said. “We are a tight group and always sharing and exchanging ideas.”
Taylor will receive her award in July at the annual AATF convention in St. Louis.