2012 Fall Conference


Sustaining and Strengthening German Programs in North Carolina

September 8, 2012, 9:00-4:00
Elon University
Koury Business Center, North O'Kelly Avenue, Elon, NC





Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend our Fall meeting, "Sustaining and Strengthening German Programs in North Carolina" at Elon University on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9:00-4:00, hosted by Scott Windham and David Neville. Our guest speaker is Stephen Van Orden (Utah chapter of AATG), who brings many innovative ideas to the table on promoting and advocating for German at the K-12 and college/university levels. The conference is made possible by the generous support of AATG.

We hope the topic of the conference will be of interest to many of you. All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues of all levels, to learn about how we can sustain and strengthen German programs across the state, and participate in organizational decisions that will impact our chapter. During the business meeting we will vote for our vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and approve our awards committee as well as receive updates on Deutsches Wochenende (Camp Caraway, November 9-10, 2012) and German Day 2013 (at UNC-Greensboro, Wednesday, March 6, 2013). It is also a great way to earn CEUs and, for non-members, to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership.

Please plan to attend!
Beth Gulewich

P.S. For those traveling to Elon on Friday, there are several good options for dinner near campus. Scott plans to have dinner with the guest speaker, Stephen Van Orden, at Simply Thai, 2041 Timberline Station Rd (http://mysimplythai.com/), around 6:45 depending on travel time from the airport. The restaurant is less than a mile from campus. If Thai food doesn’t interest you, there are two options adjacent to campus. Pandora’s Pies on North Williamson Avenue serves pizza, calzones, beer, and ice cream in an upbeat setting with plenty of students. Town Table, just down the street, serves more upscale American cuisine (steaks, fish, burgers, salads) and is popular with faculty and administrators.


To register for the conference, please download the registration form, and return the form along with a check (made out to NCAATG) to Beth Gulewich

postmarked by August 31 to 1225 Brooks Ave., Raleigh NC 27607

Conference fees are $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($10)!

   Guest Speaker

Stephen Van Orden has taught German at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah since 1997, where he founded a GAPP exchange program and currently serves as department chair. He has an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (Utah State University, 2010), with a dissertation entitled “Integrating Digital Technologies in the German Language Classroom.” He earned a master's in German Literature from Brigham Young University (1996) and has national board certification for teaching German (2003). Stephen has taught lower and upper division courses at BYU and lower division courses at Utah Valley University. Stephen currently serves on the Utah German Task Force, which works to promote German language instruction at all levels K-16.

Stephen was a finalist for ACTFL's national teacher of the year in 2010, earned the SWCOLT teacher of the year award in 2010, and was the UFLA foreign language teacher of the year award in 2009. He has published in Die Unterrichtspraxis and has numerous regional and national conference presentations, including a panel presentation at ACTFL 2011 entitled “Don't Let a Crisis Go to Waste.” The ACTFL presentation focused on strategies to strengthen German programs at the K-12 and college/university level.

Timpview's German program has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by AATG. This designation goes to model German programs at the high school level.


Samstag, den 8. September 2012



Kaffeeklatsch; Begrüßung (Gulewich, Windham)

Koury Business Center 302


Don't Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Problems and Opportunities for German in NC (Van Orden, Gulewich, Neville, Windham)

Download the presentation

Koury Business Center 302



Koury Business Center 302


Looking Ahead: Tasks for our Next Chapter Meeting… and In Between (Gulewich, Windham)

Koury Business Center 302


Kaffee und Kuchen

Koury Business Center 302


Business Meeting: Electing Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer; Approve Awards Committee; Update on Deutsches Wochenende & German Day (Gulewich, Woloszyn, Worthington, Rinner)

Übersicht: Stand der Deutschprogramme
(Website update)

Download the presentation

Koury Business Center 302



Koury Business Center 302


Beth Gulewich
1225 Brooks Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-781-7286 (home)  

   Map and Directions

Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive). From southbound 85/40, exit right and turn right. From northbound 85/40, exit right and turn left.

Turn right onto Boone Station Drive, and then immediately left at St. Mark's Church Road.

Follow this road for 1.4 miles. Note the road's name changes to Williamson Avenue after crossing S. Church Street. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter campus.

Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue.

Turn left at the stoplight on N. O'Kelly Ave. There's a large parking lot on your right, between McMichael Science Center and the Koury Business Center. Koury is the larger complex, with the fountain in front and residence halls and dining hall to the side. Enter the building using the doors nearest the fountain and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.

For a map, type “koury business center elon” into the search bar of Google Maps, or click here.  


Wendy Burgbacher (Cary Academy)
Rachel Davis (Southeast Raleigh H.S.)
Stacy Feldstein (Providence H.S.)
Matthew Feminella (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Jeanne Gilbert (The Hawbridge School)
Beth Gulewich (N.B. Broughton H.S.)
Alexandra Hellenbrand (ASU)
Linda Horvath (Providence H.S.)
Alyssa Howards (Wake Forest Univ.)
Christina Humphrey (Carborro H.S./Duke Univ.)
Tayler Kent (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Molly Knight (Wake Forest Univ.)
Joachim Körner (Hibriden H.S.)
Brooke Kreitinger (UNC-G)
Dave Limburg (Guilford College)
David Lovin (Fuquay-Varina H.S.)
Maggie Majors (Wake Forest Univ.)
Petra Martignoni (Raleigh Charter H.S.)
Paul Maseman (Apex H.S.)
Marilyn Metzler (retired)
Beverly Moser (ASU)
Susanne Rinner (UNC-G)
Sabine Schmid-Rankin (Forestview H.S.)
Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Claudia Schroeppel (Chapel Hill H.S.)
Tracy Spampinato (Wakefield H.S.)
Jill Twark (ECU)
Jochen Wachter (Sanderson H.S.)
Scott Windham (Elon University)
Brigitte Woloszyn (Career Center)
Lisa Worthington (Northwest Guilford H.S.)
Melanie Wright (Franklin Academy)
Andrea Wuerth (East Chapel Hill H.S.)