Blanca Guerra distinguished for her high contribution to French education

On May 15th, 2012, in the presence of the Broward County Board of Education and the Superintendent, Blanca Guerra was awarded the medal of the Academic Palms.

Originally a decoration founded by Emperor Napoleon, the award honored eminent members of the University of Paris. On 4 October 1955, it was established as an order by President René Coty. The early Palmes académiques were only given to teachers or professors. In 1866, the scope of the award was widened including major contributions to French national education and culture made by anyone, including foreigners.


From left to right: Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul general of France in Miami, Blanca Guerra, Broward County Public Schools Foreign Language Curriculum Specialist, Martine Johnston, Deputy Cultural Attaché, Martine Buissart, French Heritage Miami’s coordinator, Norbert Duffort, Cultural Attaché - May 15, 2012
Thanks to the partnership between the French Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Consulate general of France in Miami and the Department of Foreign Languages of Broward County Public Schools led by Blanca Guerra, a "French Heritage Language Program" has been implemented as an after-school program in different Broward County Public Schools.
Blanca Guerra also supports French classes following the FLAM program (Français Langue Maternelle), which are set up during after-school hours as well.

On February 8th, 2012, Blanca Guerra talked about her work and the programs she supports.
Watch her video here:

Blanca Guerra, Broward County Public Schools Foreign Language Curriculum Specialist named in 2008 “Supervisor of the Year” by the Foreign Language Association for Managers in Education explains her work and the actions aimed at promoting language learning. For her, all languages have the same value and very young students should have a good command of at least two languages. Interview.

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