For the next few months, get to know your SCFLTA board. Each month we will introduce board members! This month, SCFLTA would like to introduce you to Dr. Jeremy Patterson and Dr. Stephanie Madison!
What level and language/s do/did you teach?
All levels of French and Spanish at Bob Jones University
What made you want to be a language teacher?
To help people understand other people and cultures
What has been the most rewarding part of your job?
Actually observing students advance from one level of proficiency to the next
What advice would you give to a new teacher?
Be yourself in the classroom!
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing world language teachers today?
How did you get involved with SCFLTA?
Attending the annual conference
What role do you play in the organization?
Social media director
What has SCFLTA meant to you over your career?
Networking at the local level – longer and closer relationships than at the national level
What do you see SCFLTA doing for the profession in the future?
Continuing to develop professional relationships within our state
What is one non-teaching related fact about you?
I cannot blow bubbles with bubblegum. You can try to teach me, but I don’t think it will work…