I have four New Jersey Standard Certificates: Art, French, Elementary Education (K-5), and a special education certificate in Supplemental Instruction (Reading and Mathematics, K-8). I am currently employed as an art teacher for grades K-3. I was given the honor of tenure at my former school, where I worked as teacher of introductory French classes for grades 7-12, implementing various technologies to prepare students for our 21st century world.
I am inspired to teach art and French, while using as many different technological resources as prove beneficial and engaging to my students. My philosophy of teaching French is a slow and steady pace, with plenty of games, online resources (no excuses!), and an effort to incorporate all modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational), according to the most current research.
ETS Recognition of Excellence 2009 Mary Jane Kelleher Wille Memorial Prize, Visual Arts 2008 Honors College Student Award 2005
2005, 2007: Summer Intensives at Universite Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada 2008 B.A. Rutgers University Major: Art Equivalent Major: French Minor: European Studies
I quit my full time (tenured) job teaching French so that I could be home with my son- now I teach art part-time. My husband and I now share childcare duties, pretty much 50/50. I really love teaching French, and I felt like I created a curriculum that did not overload students with grammar and tenses, and had even the lowest performing students engaged in daily activities. When I teach French again, I will of course use my own curriculum! I've built a Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrenchWithMmeLaProf . As of now, it is mostly an organized compilation of French videos that are fun for students to watch. (Please, use your own judgement and preview all videos before showing students.)