Coalition Language Representatives

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 Angela Hasheva is Founder and Director of the Bulgarian School of Seattle, where she leads a school office in one location. She has previously taught French in Bellevue School District as well as in Europe, in her earlier teaching career. Through her leadership, the Bulgarian School of Seattle has formed partnerships with ALTA testing authorities and the Seal of Biliteracy Advisory Committees in many states across the United States. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle for French language courses and curriculum development.

Angela currently serves on the Bulgarian School of Seattle Board of Directors, where she serves as President on the Executive Committee. She serves as a Pioneer for the Bulgarian-American Association of Heritage Language Schools, where she helps to unite almost 40 national community leaders to increase the visibility of Bulgarian heritage languages schools and represent them to U.S. educators, politicians, and researchers. Additionally, she develops official statistics on Bulgarian HL teaching and learning by collecting comprehensive data and pressing for inclusion of this data in official U.S. education statistics.

As the Bulgarian Language Professional Learning Chair for the Bulgarian School of Seattle, Angela collaborates in organizing professional growth opportunities for Bulgarian language teachers in local and national settings. Under her leadership, the Bulgarian School of Seattle developed the High School Language Credit Program and training for Digital Interactive Language Learning in response to adding student growth in learning and evaluations. She organizes Language Proficiency trainings and focuses professional growth on student performance and proficiency. In her role as an advocate for Bulgarian heritage language education in the United States, she is active on the State Board of Education in multiple states across America.

As a French teacher, Angela has taught all levels, from middle school to Advanced Placement. She has held U.S. teaching certification for 19 years. She has been actively involved in the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) her entire professional career. She is in the final round of studies to hold an MBA in entrepreneurship.

Published: Monday, October 7, 2019