Katy ISD Curriculum Specialist Recognized as Top Texas Foreign Language Professional

KATY [November 6, 2019] – Last month, Katy Independent School District Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum Specialist, Cecilia Lara, was named 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA). 

A 16-year veteran of Katy ISD, Lara began her career as a Spanish teacher at Morton Ranch High School in 2003, where she also served as a club sponsor and department chair.  In 2014, she joined the District’s LOTE Curriculum and Instruction Department.  For the past four years, Lara also held the position of Secretary for the Texas Association of Language Supervisors (TALS).

“In Katy ISD, I work with over 120 amazing world language professionals to provide experiences for language learners.  Our goal is to help students engage in the world community through the study of global language and cultures,” said Lara.  “I am honored to be nominated and receive this award, especially among all of the amazing members in TFLA.”

Since 1953, the Texas Foreign Language Association has advanced the study of languages other than English along with their culture and literature.  TFLA Administrator of the Year Award recipients have distinguished themselves via support of the foreign language programs in their district and innovative teaching practices with students.

The Katy ISD LOTE curriculum and instruction provides each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to become life-long language learners and to acquire a level of proficiency in a world language. Visit the LOTE web page for additional information.