Bonjour! I am a third grade French immersion teacher at the Language Academy. We are a language immersion school within the San Diego Unified School District. My students are mostly English speakers learning French at school. The third graders receive 70% of their day in French and 30% in English. I think that it's an amazing opportunity for our students to learn a foreign language at such a young age. They face unique challenges and obstacles and I look forward to studying more about these in my action research project.
When I am not at school, I love to travel. I am always looking for a new adventure and love discovering new cultures. I moved to Paris, France in high school and learned French. Although part of me will always be in France, I have also lived and taught in Canada and Japan.
Growing up in the cold midwest winters of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan I used to dream of the sunny beaches of California. Six years ago I packed my bags, moved to San Diego, and haven't looked back. I love the warm weather, friendly people, beautiful beaches, and the plethora of outdoor activities here. I enjoying biking, running, and swimming on the weekends and I'm hoping to one day consider myself a surfer.