Lea Graner Kennedy is currently an ACTFL consultant and an educator in Connecticut. She was the 2016 Supervisor of the Year for the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL). Lea is a French and Spanish teacher in her 29th year in the classroom and administrator with Stonington Schools (CT), and also serves as a world language consultant working with districts around the country. Through her work on the Board for CT COLT and NADSFL, she works to bring language educators together to advocate for and deliver quality language programs for all students. Lea was the NECTFL (Northeast Conference) Emerging Leader named to participate in the inaugural cohort through the national Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) program. Lea has provided numerous workshops for ACTFL as its Senior Education Advisor, supporting schools deeply examining their practices to become even more effective.