My name is Justine Plourde, and I am currently a 7th grade French teacher at Vernon Center 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

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