FLCSD Meet and Greet 2019

FLCSD Meet and Greet 2019

March 16, 2019, CTFLC joined Foreign Language Council of San Diego (FLCSD) Meet and Greet 2019 at San Diego County Office of Education Annex B.


This event aimed to update current members regarding the status of FLCSD, to attract new members, to ask participants to recruit more members, and to  invite foreign language teachers (Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Arabic, French, etc.) from different grade levels, schools and districts. Moreover, FLCSD asked members to provide input on their needs and/or interests in the field of foreign language education.  FLCSD also announced the 2019 Jamboree in San Diego and encouraged everybody to be part in this conference. Most of all, the organizers encouraged participants to be active in providing assistance towards their fellow teachers.

Looking back, FLCSD was established by the late Norman Leonard with a vision to create a network of foreign language teachers in San Diego county and to be the umbrella organization of all the language organizations in San Diego area. Now, a group of dedicated educators managed this organization.

FLCSD Leadership Team

  • Joseph Pearson - President and Interim Treasurer

  • Sabina Adjibolosoo - Secretary

  • Ronit Ron-Yerushalmi - Program and  Membership Chair

  • Marilin Escalante - Publicity Chair

  • Rizalyn Cruz - Social Media Chair

  • Maria Fontimayor - CTFLC Representative

  • Gloria Guilas - FILAMEDA Representative


FLCSD wished to invite more representatives from other language group to join the leadership team.


Members of CTFLC present were the following from left to right: Maria Fontimayor, Marilin Escalante, Rizalyn Cruz, Joecell Agamata, Aris Valdez, Briar Duco, Marilyn Sevilla, Myrna Ablana, Gloria Guilas, Grace Almazar, Virginia Ferrer, and Dr. Atilio Alicio.  Mrs. Lalaine Perez, Principal of Salt Creek Elementary School was also present and participated.


Guest Speaker - Dr. Eva Pando Solis, Coordinator, Learning and Leadership Services

Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA), San Diego County Office of Education


Marilin Escalante, FLCSD Publication chair and Rizalyn Cruz Social Media chair were in-charge of the registration, tickets, stickers, donations and prizes.


2019 CLTA Conference Attendees shared out to FLCSD Meet and Greet attendees.

FLCSD President, Joseph Pearson, explaining the mechanics of the Icebreaker activity


Maria Fontimayor, CTFLC President shared how and why CTFLC is one of the successful language organizations on its 17th year of existences. She wished that others will be inspired and get some ideas to take with them.



  1. Sign-in, Grab food/drinks, mix and mingle

  2. President’s Welcome Message

  3. FLCSD Mission

  4. FLCSD Leadership Team

  5. Report on Past FLCSD Events

  6. Upcoming FLCSD Events

  7. Sharing of Partner Organizations:




    8. Guest Speaker - Dr. Eva Pando Solis

         Coordinator, Learning and Leadership Services

         Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA)

         San Diego county Office of Education

   9. Icebreaker Activity

  10. 2019 CLTA Conferece Share-out

  11. Gallery Walk and Networking

  Thank you