Iman Arabi-Katbi Hashem is the 2019 California World Language Teacher of the Year. She is responsible for fostering professional growth opportunities for the region’s World Language teachers. Iman has designed courses for teaching Arabic as a world and heritage language. She is the author of published and unpublished textbooks and multimedia course materials. Iman has shared her exceptional expertise by serving as a consultant for Arabic teaching programs at public and independent institutions, developing standards-based curricula and instructional resources, supervising teacher candidates, and serving as a STARTALK Team Leader.