Guten Tag! I am enjoying my 34th year as an educator and am absolutely delighted to be teaching all the German classes here at Park View High School as well as those at Sterling Middle! I spent my first eight years of teaching in Fauquier County, Virginia, and have been in Loudoun County teaching German since then. I am a native of New Jersey and hold a bachelor's degree in German and history, with a minor in French, and a certification to teach all three from the former Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. I spent the 2005-2006 school year in Minden, Germany on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange, and during my long career have taught every level of German, including Advanced Placement. I look forward to working with the students in an effort to help them learn, grow, and develop their German skills as we progress through the year, and look forward to getting to know their parents as well. My objective, as always, is for students to position themselves to continue their study of German with confidence, whether here or in college, while developing life-long learning skills based on organization, self-discipline, and self-respect.
In addition to our academic pursuits, we will organize a German Club to promote the culture and create camaraderie among the students and we will talk, as well, about an opportunity for travel abroad again through an exchange program with the Besselgymnasium in Minden where I taught English.
Both students and parents should know that I am most readily available via email for any problems any of them might encounter at home with assignments, and for any and all concerns or questions they may have. All assignments will be posted this year in Schoology but should students encounter technical or other difficulties, even those having to do with how to do the assignments, I regularly check my school email throughout the day and into the evening.