District Chairperson for World Languages and ENL, Northport-East Northport UFSD
Jennifer Nesfield graduated from Bethany College with a B.A. in French, earned an M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College, and received her Professional Diploma in School Leadership and Administration from LIU. Prior to coming to Northport in July 2008, she served as a LOTE Chairperson in the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD. Ms. Nesfield has taught all levels of French during the course of her career. Over the past 22 years she has offered numerous professional development workshops for local, state, and regional organizations.
Her professional memberships include NYSAFLT, AATF, LILT, ASCD, NECTFL, and ACTFL.
Coordinator of World Languages, ENL and Student Activities, Manhasset Public Schools
Laurie Marshall-Lauria graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Spanish, earned an M.A. in Peninsular Spanish Literature from New York University and an M.S. degree from the College of New Rochelle in School Administration and Supervision. She has spent over twenty five years teaching Spanish and supervising teachers in Westchester, Rockland and Nassau Counties. Over these years, she has presented on a variety of topics at professional conferences and workshops and currently serves as a member of the World Language Standards Review Committee for Long Island. Ms. Marshall-Lauria was a member of the FLACS Executive Board as the First Vice President in 2014-2015, and again in 2016-2017, primarily in charge of the FLACS exams. She is a member of NYSAWLA, AATSP, ACTFL and ASCD.
Tara Tassani has been teaching World Languages on Long Island for 24 years and has experience teaching all levels preK-adult in both French and Spanish. She is passionate about advocacy and in researching best practices in World Language education. She has presented at numerous conferences on these topics. Tara currently serves on the New York State World Language standards revision committee. She served as the New York state representative for NNELL and as a board member for NYSAFLT. She is the founder and facilitator of the NYC-LI FLES Collegial Circle and is a member of many professional organizations such as AATSP, AATF, ACTFL, LILT, NNELL, and NYSAFLT. Tara is currently a candidate in the St. John’s doctoral program in Educational Leadership.
To better serve you, please direct your questions to the appropriate individuals as outlined below. Thank you.
NYSAWLA Membership, payment, Purchase order questions, requests for W-9 forms  Denise Hannaoui
Questions regarding the Consortium and the exams  Vincenza Graham
Questions regarding our Annual Conference  Jennifer Nesfield
Questions regarding scholarships and awards  Laurie Marshall-Lauria
All technical questions  Stacey Pritchett