Phone: 415 389-7711 x 2793
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Comparative Literature & French : UC Berkeley M.A.,education: Stanford
This will be my twenty-third year as a language teacher at Mill Valley Middle School. I teach first and second year French and Wheel (Intro to Foreign Languages). The sixth-grade Wheel class will give students an enticing taste of French, Spanish and a variety of languages of their choice. First-year French classes will go beyond the basics and learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to begin communicating in French. Eighth-grade French will deepen what they've learned, begin the study of past tense and communicate all year in French. I'm passionate about languages, cultures, and helping young people gain awareness of the world around them. Learning another language opens the door to international discovery, promotes global connections and helps foster greater self-confidence. I want my students to have fun learning and gain skills to feel comfortable in a new language. Learning another language helps them deepen their knowledge of English grammar while providing them the foundation for successful comprehension and communciation. I also want to awaken greater awareness of French-speaking countries and cultures around the world. The greatest experience is to travel and live in other countries. During college I studied in France for a year and I spend my summers there now for the past five years. I'm excited to be their language teacher and look forward to a wonderful, rich and active year in class.