WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER / FRENCH
I am very excited to join the Cedar Hill Prep faculty. My passion for teaching started 18 years ago with York Board of Education in Ontario, Canada as a substitute teacher and as an International Language Program teacher, teaching Language Arts, Math, and French as a second Language to Elementary and Middle School students.
This provided me the opportunity to then work as a French Teacher at one of the largest private schools in Toronto. For 9 years, I served as a French teacher and department head for grades 4-8.
Creativity is the key to teaching. Using technology, arts and crafts, and music will motivate my students to learning the French language and help them succeed.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.