Résumé - Paris Granville

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2428 35th Ave NE
Issaquah, WA 98029
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To help teachers to empower students to use the target language effectively


Language Shaping Solutions, Issaquah, WA
Director, Editor, Writer

Work with teacher authors to create standards-based curriculum and DVDs for French and Spanish

Present workshops on World Language Teaching strategies, i.e. using authentic literature, reading strategies, motivating the reluctant learner

Bellevue School District
World Language Curriculum Developer
I.B. French Teacher

Write curriculum with teams of teachers
Design and deliver district professional development
Manage textbook adoption
Teach classes for Second Language learners and native speakers of French

National Network for Early Language Learning
Editor of Learning Languages

Solicit, edit, and write academic and refereed articles for the journal published biannually

Design graphics and layout in Adobe InDesign

Pleasant Hill Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA
7th and 8th grade French and Spanish Teacher

Helped students successfully communicate in French or Spanish

As department chair, I worked to create standards-based curriculum units and performance assessments

1998 - 2000
Princeton Regional Schools, Princeton, NJ
French and Spanish Teacher

Responsible for all 7th grade second year French students as part as a core team

Helped students learn Spanish in mixed grade Success Spanish class

1997 - 1998
Readington Middle School, Readington, NJ
French and Spanish Teacher

Taught 6th grade French exploratory

Taught teaching 7th grade French and Spanish as part of a core team

1988 - 1997
Ankeny Community Schools, Ankeny, IA
Elementary and Middle school French and Spanish Teacher

Developed and taught age-appropriate, content-related French curriculum for grades one through six

Presented the Ankeny’s elementary program to parents, teachers and administrators in other school districts in presentations, publications, and videos

Scheduled elementary Spanish and French classes for all teachers

Summers ‘94, ‘93, ‘90
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
French and Spanish Master Teacher

Instructed two to six year olds in intensive French and Spanish

Concurrently supervised several student teachers


Summers 1994 through 1997
University of Northern Iowa Institute, Angers, FRANCE
Masters of Arts in French Literature

Lived with a French family and participated in masters classes during six summers

Successfully completed comprehensive exams in French

1982 to 1987
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelors of Arts in French, Minor Biology

Magna Cum Laude

1987 Drake Academic Excellence Award in French & Drake Outstanding Contribution Award in Foreign Language

President’s List, Dean’s List

Fall 1986
La Sorbonne, Paris, FRANCE
Certificat de Langue française, degré supérieur semestriel

Studies in conversation, grammar, composition, phonetics, 5th-17th century literature, and fine arts conducted entirely in French


New Jersey Standard Teaching certificates 485-90-6415

CBest: passed the first time with 163

French Praxis II 0173 French Content Knowledge: 200/200

Spanish Praxis II 0191 Spanish Content Knowledge Score 173/200

Selected Accomplishments

May 31st, 2008
Bay Area Language Project, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Keynote Speaker “Creating a target language only environment”

May 2008
Learning Languages
Article “Creating an English-free zone” published in the Spring edition

March 2008
Language Shaping Solutions, Issaquah, WA
Wrote and published Au café: Surviving the French Café

March 2007
Language Shaping Solutions, Issaquah, WA
Published Mitos del mundo azteca

January 2002
Annenberg Teaching Languages K-12 TV project, Pleasant Hill, CA
Filmed by WGBH Boston Television and Annenberg teaching a Cajun folktale, Training and video available at

January 2000
New Jersey F.A.N.S. project, Princeton, NJ
Filmed teaching “African folk tale: The white mouse” for State Video

October 1996
Iowa Foreign Language Association, Waterloo, IA
Received “Outstanding Educator Award for FLES in the State of Iowa

October 1995
American Association of Teacher of French, Des Moines, IA
Elected vice-president of Iowa chapter

October 1994
Iowa Foreign Language Association, Des Moines, IA
Entertainment chairperson for the State Convention

March 1994
Central States Convention, Kansas City, MO
Presentation "Cajun Music and Culture” representing the “Best of Iowa”


Microsoft Office, video production, video editing (Adobe Premier & Encore), special effects (Adobe After Effects), graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, & InDesign), technical writing, Website creation (Adobe Dreamweaver)

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