Meet the 2020 Camp OFLA Counselors
We select our counselors from all over Ohio. They must prove they can communicate in a second language by submitting a short video about themselves. They are recommended by their HS foreign language teachers. They often return for a second or third year because they have fun working with kids and have a desire to improve their language skills!
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Mrs. Laura Helpman is the Russian teacher this year. She has a teaching degree in Russian and gifted education and currently teaches Russian for Toledo Public Schools. She has taught Russian for Camp OFLA, acted as camp nurse, and co-directed.
Ms. Lee Bishop has been a Japanese teacher for Camp OFLA since 2005. She has also acted as co-director in the past. She currently teaches Japanese, ESL and international seminar for Columbus City Schools and is completing her Ph.D in teacher education at the Ohio State University. At Camp OFLA 2019 Lee will head the Teacher Institute portion of the camp.
Mr. Lucas Hoffman has been a French teacher for Camp OFLA since 2005. He has also acted as co-director and web master in recent years. Currently a French and Spanish teacher for the Sylvania Schools, Lucas is also CPR trained.
Mrs. Kara Humphrey is excited to return as a German teacher for Camp OFLA. She teaches German and French at Beavercreek High School. She has been a cook at the camp also, having received her experience as part of the kitchen staff of Concordia Language Village in Minnesota.
Mrs. Whitney Schlagetter is eagerly anticipating her fourth year as French teacher for Camp OFLA. She teaches junior high and high school French for Sylvania Schools.