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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

M.A.T. Alumni

Alumni Information

Jennifer Thompson - Oakridge Middle School
Nathacha Neff - River Bluff High School
Amy Lahlou - Midway Elementary school
Jenny Pawlak - Gilbert Elementary School

Sam Hillard -- Dutch Fork High in Irmo
Frank O’Shea --Pleasant Hill Middle School in Lexington
Mary Andrews Self – pursuing ESOL

Erin Bighia - Spanish Teacher at J.L. Mann Middle School
Brian Boomhower - French Teacher at Sumter High School
Patricia Davis - Spanish (and Portuguese starting next year) Teacher at Lexington High School
Joey Dean - Spanish Teacher at Pelion High School
Cynthia Gatien - Midway Elementary
Jennifer Godwin - Spanish Teacher at Gilbert Elementary and Immersion Interventionist at Gilbert Primary
Clay Hendrix - German Teacher at Lexington High School
Liza Speece --Elementary School Spanish Teacher at Rice Creek Elementary, BA Spanish UNC Charlotte, MAT (Spanish) UofSC

J. Sarah Wacker – German High School Teacher at Richland Northeast High School
BA in German and Spanish
MAT (German) UofSC
Projects/News/etc. - Ms. Wacker started a German Club at RNE. They have "German Conversation Hour" (or Stammtisch) at a coffee house every other week. They meet for an hour and speak German (or as much as possible). Students from different levels (German I, II, and III) get a chance to meet and share ideas. They are also planning to meet with the German students from A.C. Flora a few times during the year.

They have also started a German Film Night. We will meet a few times during the year and watch and discuss a German movie.

Ms. Wacker is currently trying to set up an online chat with a German school with her German IIIs.

Anna Willett --French Teacher & Head Varsity Swim Coach- Lexington High School
BA French Studies- Sewanee: The University of the South
MAT (French) UofSC

Nicole Shirk --German Teacher at Airport High School in W. Columbia
BA in German; MAT (German)
Projects/News/etc. - Airport is one of the first schools selected by the board of Education to add FL to their school report card. So Lexington 2 FL teachers are currently in the process of developing a standard FL curriculum. We are scheduled for our first evaluation in Spring of 08.

Jennifer Hood --Partial Immersion Teacher at Red Bank Elementary
MAT (Spanish) UofSC
Projects/News/etc. -Read the news story and see the video of Ms. Hood
“No Comprendo: Teacher Won't Speak English In Class”

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