Award for Professional Distinction

The Chicago Area Chapter AATSP Award for Professional Distinction is given yearly to an outstanding member of the Chapter who through his/her service, dedication and diligence to the profession of teaching Spanish or Portuguese has become a model for others in the field. Click here to download the 2022-2023 nomination form. Nominations are due April 1st, 2023.

2021-22 Honorees
Crissy Lilek
Michelle Parada
Jane Swisher
2020-21 Honorees
Pam Benitez
Janet Torres
2019-20 Honoree
Robert Blease
2018-19 Honorees
Mike Ayala
Lisa Greenman
Alicia Mangialardi
2017-18 Honorees
Erica Nathan-Gamauf
Nairy Hagopian
2016-17 Honorees
Julie Jezuit
Leslie Rathunde
Elisa Mascorro
Yolanda Rodriguez
2015-16 Honorees
Susan Ranft
Michelle Lange
Kathleen Priceman
2014-15 Honorees
Marta Constenla
Alan Howell
Laura Jacobson
2013-14 Honorees
José Acosta
Barb Pietroski
2012-13 Honoree
Fran Mirro
2011-12 Honorees
Elia López
Ursula Sihocky
Lori Willer
2009-10 Honorees
Daniel Bender
Maria Ricotta
2008-09 Honorees
Sister Philip Mary Reilly
Marsha Schwartz
2007-08 Honoree
Janette Wanner