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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 1/12/04
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SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS BILINGUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE -- Approximately 60 educators from across Louisiana gathered at Southeastern Louisiana University in December for the 27th annual conference of the Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education (LABE). The new officers of the LABE executive board, announced at the conference luncheon, are, from left, Erin Arnold, membership chair; Josh Posey, vice-president; Esperanza Ramos, treasurer; Eva Smith, historian; Rossana Boyd, newsletter editor; Sylvia Clay, parent representative; Barbara Burke, secretary; and Beth Thomas, past president. Boyd, Thomas, and Posey are employees of Southeastern involved with the ESL add-on certification program and Boyd's Title III professional development grant, Project TEACH. "The conference was a success for both the LABE organization and for Southeastern.  Even with somewhat short notice, a sizeable and diverse group of educators traveled here from across the state," Boyd said. Special guests at the conference included Hammond Mayor Mayson Foster, who touted the progress that Southeastern and its home city continue to make and presented a key to the city to Thomas.