Résumé

Qualifications                                                                                                                                                                                       PDF Version  pdficon_small

  • Fluent in both written and spoken French.
  • Advanced degree in classroom teaching with emphasis in second language acquisition methodologies.
  • Experienced International Baccalaureate Program Language Instructor
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching high school age students.

Teaching Experience

French Teacher                   August 2005 – Present                                          Thornton High School                              Thornton, CO

  • Taught all levels of French including International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma
  • Developed course curriculum and designed assessment tools which measured student achievement against state and district standards.
  • Created units of study that met the instructional needs of a diverse student population
  • Enhanced student achievement through relevant and rigorous course content through the extensive use of technology, literature, music and film.
  • Led student travel abroad to France.

French Teacher                   August 2004 – August 2005                                Skyview High School                                  Thornton, CO

  • Taught all levels of French
  • Developed course curriculum and designed assessment tools which measured student achievement against state and district standards.
  • Created standard based units that met the instructional needs of diverse students.
  • Enhanced student achievement through relevant, rigorous course content; including the history and culture of francophone countries, music, literature and film.

French Teacher               September 1996 – March 1999                     The Seabury School                                     Tacoma, WA

  • Taught French to gifted and talented students.
  • Designed course curriculum and created lessons which facilitated the development of communicative skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Expanded student knowledge and appreciation of French culture through the planning and leading of student travels abroad.
  • Created and taught lesson plans which enriched students verbal and written communication skills through the use of technology, creative writing, music and film.

French Teacher              January 1995 – January 1996                   Wilson High School                                    Tacoma, WA

  • Taught all levels of French, including Advanced Placement
  • Developed lessons that increased students’ verbal and written communication skills through varied activities as well as fostered appreciation for literary works.
  • Increased student interest in French literature and culture through the use of culturally authentic teaching materials.
  • Augmented traditional studies with projects, presentations, role-plays and creative writing.

Education

September 2002 – December 2003             Pacific Lutheran University                        Tacoma, WA

  • Master of Arts in Education             Graduated Summa Cum Laude              Cumulative G.P.A.         4.00

September 1992 – March 1995                    Western Washington University                Bellingham, WA

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education        Graduated Magna Cum Laude.               Cumulative G.P.A.     3.87
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