I was born in Toulouse, France. I received a Maîtrise (Masters) in English from the Université de Toulouse Le Mirail, France, and a Masters Degree in French from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. I have been teaching for over 30 years in France and in the US. I started my teaching career at LSU in the early 80's where I taught French and continued it at TSU in Towson, MD and Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. Then, in the 90's, my family and I moved back to France where I taught English as a foreign language in middle school, high school and at two engineering schools. In the year 2000 My family and I moved back here. This is my 17th year with LCPS.I am married and I have 2 children.