French Staff

Justine – French

Bonjour!

My name is Justine Plourde, and I am currently a 7th grade French teacher at Vernon JustineCenter Middle School! Coming from a French Canadian family, I began my French studies at a young age. I attended the University of Connecticut, where I received two Bachelors in French Language & Literature and Secondary World Language Education. I also completed a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. While in college, I had the opportunity to study abroad and live in Paris, France for 6 months. I was able to immerse myself in the culture, take grammar courses, and work as an English Conversationalist at a local college. I am a firm believer in learning a second language at a young age to prepare children to become thoughtful global citizens.

❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Veronique – French

Salut! My name is Véronique. I am a native French speaker and long-time resident of the United States. I am a graduate of Albertus Magnus College with a  Bachelor of Science in Business. Since 2012, I have been at Choate Rosemary Hall, teaching first year, intermediary, second year and third year to high school students, in support of an ever-increasing demand for French classes. In addition, during summer recess periods I have been teaching French to middle school students through a five- week Academic Enrichment program.  Prior to Choate, I taught French in variety of school settings for children and I have worked with young children, teen-agers, and adults. Being an educator has always been a passion for me: one that has grown stronger since the birth of my daughter 9 years ago. I also enjoy sharing my love of the French language and culture with both students and peers alike.