I have been an educator for 6 years, specializing in teaching French, ESL and Language Arts. I have taught both high school and middle school, in private and public schools. I have also tutored in French, Math, and Science, and have taught Algebra and Pre-Calculus. I have lived in the DC, Atlanta and presently Charlotte areas. I also spent time living in Paris, France as part of my undergraduate degree. I hold master's degrees in: Curriculum and Instruction K-12 French Studies as well as a separate degree in English as a Second Language. I am continuous learner with a passion for teaching all ages.
I use a variety of methods for teaching languages. For ESL, I use SIOP strategies, SIFE strategies for newcomer students, and Common Core Standards to guide my teaching. I focus on the four main domains of learning a language: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and my lessons include some of each in every class. The WIDA standards guide my instruction when I plan for ESL classes, and I use TPR, TPRS, and collaborative, student-centered learning in these classes.
2009 Scholarship: George Mason University, Graduate School of Education 2012 Inductee CMS ESL Cadre Member of ACTFL since 2006 Honorary inductee: Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, since 2010. Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for National Scholars, since 2009.
The Lovett School, Atlanta, Ga. 1992-1998 Miami University, BA French Studies, 1998-2002 Hollins University, Paris, 2001 George Mason University, MA Curriculum and Instruction, 2006-2009
I have always been an international learner. Both living abroad in London, England and Paris, France, I have traveled to many South American countries such as: Brazil, Argentina and Peru, where I have done service projects and learned a little Spanish. I hope to continue my travels and studies abroad to keep up my French language skills as professional development.