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2021 Virtual Open House Welcome Video

2021-2022 Course list
French 8 
French 1 - Proficiency Level
French 2
French 3 - Advanced Regents Diploma
French 4 - College Now through TC3
Spanish R


Class Syllabi are located on each student's Google Classroom page or you may click here.  Every parent is invited to join the class as a guardian.



About Myself
Bonjour! This is my 20th year teaching at McGraw. I grew up in a similar community in Jefferson County. I love to teach French. I learned to love language and different cultures from my foreign language teachers and mother while growing up.  Some of my fondest memories of my education was traveling abroad to France and Germany with my peers and teachers. I could talk about my adventures and experiences every single day and I work hard to connect topics presented in the classroom to the real world. I hope I inspire my students to seek out the world and new cultures.  

Outside of school, I enjoy reading, running, hiking, traveling, gardening, home renovation projects, camping, and spending time with my husband, our daughters, Amelie and Adeline, and our fur babies.



Education
Master of Science in Education/ Second Language Education- French

State University of New York College at Cortland.  May 2005
                                                                                             
B.A. in Secondary Education French/ French, German minor
State University of New York at Oswego.  May 2002

Certifications
K- 12 French
7-12 German
                                             
Related Experience
Sept. 2002- Present              Secondary French Teacher, McGraw Central School District
Spring 2002                         Student Teacher, South Jefferson Central School,  Oswego Middle School
Nov. 2001- March 2002         Long Term French Substitute, South Jefferson Central School. 
Sept. 2000- June 2002          Substitute Teacher, South Jefferson Central School and Belleville Henderson Central School

Additional Experience  
2014- present                        Foreign Language Club advisor/ trip coordinator
April 2005-2011                     French Exchange Program Coordinator
                                            High school student exchange program with Cortland CSD to Paris and Bourg-en-Bresse, France
2005-2006                            Freshman Class advisor
2002-2007                            Student Council Advisor
Summer 2003                       French Study Abroad- Paris, France through SUNY at New Paltz- 6 graduate cr. hrs
Summer 2001                       French Study Abroad- Paris, France through SUNY at New Paltz- 9 cr. hrs.

France 2005
France 2007
France 2009
France 2009
France 2011
Quebec 2014
Costa Rica 2016
Quebec 2018


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Andre Gide “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  

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