Kristy Winkler (100% Calendar-Year-Effort) oversees the daily operations of CULTR, including management of student workers, project management, meeting and event coordination, dissemination of information, correspondence, scheduling, and purchasing, networking and outreach to expand CULTR’s reach and create new partnerships, well as other duties as requested by the Director. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) from the French Ministry of Education. She received this honor for rendering service to French education and contributing to the promotion of French culture for 15+ years. Ms. Winkler served as the Education Director of the nonprofit French language school and cultural center, the Alliance Française d’Atlanta for seven years prior to joining CULTR. With 5+ years’ experience as a K-12 foreign language teacher, Ms. Winker brings with her a unique understanding of the challenges that face language instructors, and a dedication to intercultural education. Her extensive experience in cultural and press event coordination at the French Consulate General in Atlanta honed her organizational skills and appreciation for diplomacy.