The Nebraska International Languages Association (NILA) is a professional organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the teaching of languages in the state of Nebraska.
Everyone who is actively engaged in the teaching of a world language at any level of education in Nebraska is a member of NILA.
NILA connects members with colleagues, best professional practices and resources in the field of language education across the state. The annual NILA conference is held in the fall.
NILA is an affiliate of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Central States Conference on the Teaching of Languages (CSC), the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS), the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), the American and Nebraska Association of Teachers of German (AATG/NATG), the American and Nebraska Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF/NAATF), and the American and Nebraska Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP/NATSP). At the state level NILA cooperates with the Nebraska Department of Education with the assistance of its Director of World Languages Education.
.NILA BOARD MEMBERS
President: Pat Branson, UNO
Past President: Wendy Brennan, Millard North
President-Elect: Nick Ziegler, ESU 5
Vice-President: Shanna Hellerich, Shelton Public Schools
Secretary: Janet Eckerson, Lincoln High
Treasurer: Paul Callahan, Papillion-La Vista South
Site Chair 2015: Sarah Percival, Westside High
Program Chair: Kristin John, Millard North Middle
Exhibit Chair: Cara Heminger, Lincoln North Star
State Organization Representatives
NDE: Janine Theiler, Nebraska Department of Education
NATF: Cara Heminger, Lincoln North Star
NATG: Sabine Fleshner, Millard Central Middle
NATSP: Shanna Hellerich, Shelton Public Schools