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FLAM Regions and
Regional Representatives

FLAM is divided into five regions.  The regions are Northeast, Northwest, Central, Southeast & Southwest.  Below you will find information about each regional representative as well links to news from each region.  We encourage you to submit any celebrations, classroom activities, travel plans and professional accomplishments to your regional representative via their contact information below.

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Northwest Region

Representative  :  Bess Hayles

French Teacher, Lee's Summit High School

Term  : August 2022- October 2024


Counties  : Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Worth

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Southwest Region

Representative  :  Caron Parnell

French Teacher, World Language CDC

Glendale High School

Term  : March 2023- October 2024

Counties  :  Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright

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Central Region

Regional Representative: Suzanne Yonke

Coordinator of World Languages and Seal of BiLiteracy

Columbia Public School

Term:  May 2021 to October 2023

Counties:  Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Saline


Northeast Region

Regional Representative  : Cady Villmer

Spanish Teacher, Rockwood Summit High School

Term: October 2021 to October 2023


Counties  : Adair, Audrain, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, Sullivan, Warren.

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Southeast Region

Regional Representative  :  Jen Meitz

Spanish Teacher, McCleur North High School

Term  : October 2020 to October 2022


Counties  : Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Stoddard, Washington, Wayne

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