Saint Louis University

1818 ACC Instructor Honored with FLAM Distinguished Foreign Language Award

April 16, 2014


Anne Gray-LeCozSt. Louis, MO -- Anne Gray-LeCoz, adjunct instructor for Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program, was recently honored by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) as the 2014 recipient of the "Distinguished Foreign Language Educator of Missouri."

The awards states,

"The Distinguished Foreign Language Educator Award is presented to an outstanding Missouri teacher who has significantly and positively impacted foreign language teaching and learning. The honoree must be and have been a member of FLAM for the past consecutive five years. The honoree must have a minimum of ten years teaching experience at elementary, middle, secondary or post-secondary level. The nominating teacher must be a current member of FLAM. The winner is eligible to move on to compete for the CSC Teacher of the Year."

An adjunct instructor for the 1818 ACC Program for more than 20 years, LeCoz has made a big impact on the students of Villa Duschence who pass through her class. As an award finalist this past year for the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program's M.Cathlin Casey Award for Teaching Excellence, her nomination included rave reviews from colleagues and students alike.

Her commitment to the 1818 ACC Program and her students was acknowledge by a colleague saying, "Ms. Gray-LeCoz's approach engages students, and she pushes them to excel. Students in this class truly receive college-level education. Ms. Gray LeCoz makes it look easy - but this kind of teaching takes a lot of preparation and experience. Villa Duchesne is lucky to have such an excellent French Program, and this dynamic, creative instructor."

The commitment to the 1818 ACC Program is best illustrated by the acknowledgment of one of her colleagues who acknowledge, "Ms. Gray-Lecoz often refers to her students as "mes étudiantes 1818." Or translated closely as "my 1818 female students," rather than her AP or Villa students.

Therefore it comes as no surprise to the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program the esteem she recently received from FLAM. The 1818 ACC Office congratulates Ms. Gray-Lecoz on her award and her continued commitment to her students, Villa Duschense, and the 1818 ACC Program at SLU.

Félicitations Madame Lecoz!

About 1818 ACC

The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program provides an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors in partner high schools to begin experiencing the academic rigors of college course work while still in high school. In addition to receiving credit toward high school graduation for selected academic courses, students may opt additionally to dual enroll in courses approved for college credit through Saint Louis University.

To learn more about the 1818 ACC Program, visit the website at

About FLAM

FLAM -- the Foreign Language Association of Missouri -- is a statewide professional association and advocacy group that represents all language instructors in the state of Missouri.

To learn more about FLAM, visit their website at

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