Education professor wins foreign language award

By Cheryl Walker
November 28, 2005

Mary Lynn Redmond, associate professor of education at Wake Forest University, has been awarded the Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL).

Mary Lynn Redmond

The award was presented at the group's annual conference in Baltimore Nov. 19. The award was established in 1987 to recognize a foreign language educator who has demonstrated excellence in the preparation and continuing education of teachers for the profession.

Earlier this fall, the ACTFL's New Visions in Action Project recognized Wake Forest's foreign language teacher education program, directed by Redmond, for its exemplary program in teacher development.

Redmond is executive secretary of the National Network for Early Language Learning. She has served as a consultant to school districts in the development of foreign language curriculum and has written numerous foreign language resources and scholarly publications in the field of foreign language education.