Thank you for your interest in my portfolio! My name is Kaleigh Doan, and I pride myself on being both an inspired educator and a lifelong learner. I spent my first school year post-grad living in Montpellier, France, where I worked at Lycée Jules Guesde as an English Language Teaching Assistant through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). Currently, I live in northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. where I teach high school French in Prince William County Public Schools.
The foundation of my educational philosophy is that effective education is, at its core, relational. Upon this relational foundation, I work to build a classroom in which students are challenged, encouraged to create and explore, and prepared to be involved citizens in our modern world.
In August 2017, I was honored to receive Prince William County Public Schools' Outstanding Secondary New Teacher of the Year award. I feel very lucky to work in such an amazing school district, surrounded by a family of educators who are just as passionate about education as I am.
I graduated with a 3.96 GPA and the highest honors from Hope College in May 2016 with majors in French Secondary Education and English Secondary Education. Without a doubt, the most influential part of my college career was the semester that I spent studying abroad in Nantes, France. This upcoming summer, I am looking forward to taking the next step in my education as I begin a Masters in Foreign Language Teaching at Michigan State University.
I am an avid lover of languages, culture, reading, music, cooking, and learning... but my biggest love is travel! I have been to many countries all over the world, and am looking forward to the next opportunity that I have to be blessed by a new culture.