Dynamic, culturally focused French teacher with knowledge of both the European and US language learning standards and levels. Experience teaching to diverse student bodies with varying motivations, needs, and learning styles. Ability to design tailored lesson plans focused on competency, fluency, and interaction. Cumulative four years spent in Francophone countries studying, traveling, and working.
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Tailoring curriculum and lesson plans
Teaching IB curriculum, all levels
Using technology for language teaching
Fostering culture and intercultural understanding via teaching French
Designing valid and reliable assessments
IB French Teacher, Department Head08/2015 to Current Verde Valley School – Sedona, Arizona Act as the World Languages Department head and as a member of the Academic Affaires Committee. Teach all levels of IB French. Also serve as College Counselor and cross country coach.
Language Tutor and Pedagogical Engineer01/2015 to 05/2015 Grenoble Management School – Grenoble, France Served as a French tutor and assistant for undergraduate and graduate students studying French as a foreign language. Successfully designed and put into place an online French language placement test with oral component for incoming foreign students.
English Language Assistant09/2010 to 04/2011 Rectorat of Martinique – Martinique, French West Indies Worked as an English language assistant in two elementary schools on the French island of Martinique. Taught English to grades 1-5 and held weekly conversation workshops for the teachers at both schools.
Master of Arts: Teaching French as a Foreign Language2015Université Stendhal Grenoble III (now known as Université des Alpes)-
FranceHigh honors received for MA thesis and pedagogical engineering project.
French Language and Teaching Certificate: French 2012University Center for French studies (CUEF)-
FranceRecipient of B2 (DUEF) and C1 (DALF) French language diplomas. Completed prerequisite degree with high honors for Master's in Teaching French as a Foreign Language.
Bachelor of Arts: French Studies2010Willamette University-
Earned BA in French studies with a concentration in the French presence in the Caribbean.
DALF C2 French language diploma (highest French language diploma given by French government)
IB French Training cat I and II (6/26/2016-6/29/2016)
"L''évaluation prédictive à Grenoble École de Management : conception d'un dispositif hybride de positionnement". MA thesis published in 2015 (https://dumas.ccsd.cnrs.fr/dumas-01213446)