On May 15th, 2012, in the presence of the Broward County Board of Education and the Superintendent, Blanca Guerra was awarded the medal of the Academic Palms.
Originally a decoration founded by Emperor Napoleon, the award honored eminent members of the University of Paris. On 4 October 1955, it was established as an order by President René Coty. The early Palmes académiques were only given to teachers or professors. In 1866, the scope of the award was widened including major contributions to French national education and culture made by anyone, including foreigners.
On February 8th, 2012, Blanca Guerra talked about her work and the programs she supports.
Watch her video here:
Blanca Guerra, Broward County Public Schools Foreign Language Curriculum Specialist named in 2008 “Supervisor of the Year” by the Foreign Language Association for Managers in Education explains her work and the actions aimed at promoting language learning. For her, all languages have the same value and very young students should have a good command of at least two languages. Interview.