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Madame Hamilton

My passion for all things French began when I took French 1 in the 8th grade! At the time, I had no idea I'd end up being a French teacher. I even took a break from French to study Russian and Japanese. I found my way back to French during college, and spent a year studying in France as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar of Goodwill.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in French from Arizona State University; a European Studies Diploma from Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France; and a Master’s Degree in English from Northern Arizona University. I earned my Secondary Teaching Credentials at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. This will be my 22nd year of teaching, and I am excited to teach both English 12 and French this year! Over the years, I have taught French, English, Journalism, and Structured English Immersion. I have taught 7th grade through adults.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping and traveling (especially to France) with my husband and two sons. I also enjoy running, reading, baking, cooking French food, and kickboxing.