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Middle School Classical and Modern Languages

Teaching students about languages and cultures other than their own is the primary focus of the Classical and Modern Languages Department. Students explore linguistic structures through the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing at all levels. As students progress, they seek to foster an appreciation for literature, daily life, arts, and sciences in the cultures of the language of choice. At the fifth and sixth grade levels, Latin and Spanish are offered as language options. Students select their language option (Latin or Spanish) at the fifth grade level with a commitment to continue in their language of choice through their sixth grade year. Beginning in seventh grade, students may choose between French, Latin, and Spanish, with a commitment to continue in their language of choice through their eighth grade year.

To meet your child's teacher, please click on the "Video" link found underneath the photo.

Please note, some teachers teach multiple subjects. After clicking the video link, you may need to scroll to find your child's subject.

Joumana Arraj

Joumana Arraj

Middle School French Teacher, Fifth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration, American University of Beirut
Master of Arts in Political Science, St. Joseph University in Beirut
Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Relations, Paris I - Sorbonne University
Pati Dena

Pati Dena

Middle School Spanish Teacher, Fifth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in Special Education in K-12, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in Language Arts, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces
Anne Fahrenholz

Anne Fahrenholz

Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher, Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages, Davidson College
Angela Fritsen

Angela Fritsen

Upper School Latin Teacher, Ninth and Tenth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts, University of Dallas
Master of Philosophy, Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University
Cristina González

Cristina González

Long Term Spanish Substitute
Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Texas A&M University
Master of Arts in World Languages, Texas A&M University
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Change - ABD, Baylor University
Sandy Hernandez

Sandy Hernandez

Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher, After School Program Director
Jennifer Jarnagin

Jennifer Jarnagin

Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher and Classical & Modern Languages Department Chair, Eighth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in World Languages, Louisiana Scholars College
Master of Arts in Classical Languages and Literature, Indiana University
Caroline Moses

Caroline Moses

Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher, Eighth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, University of Texas
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Houston Baptist University
Geraldine Owens

Geraldine Owens

Upper School French Teacher, Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Institut Franco Américain de Management
Master of Business Administration, University of Dallas
Jennifer Tsao

Jennifer Tsao

Middle and Upper School Chinese and Upper School Mathematics Teacher, Ninth and Tenth Grade Advisor
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University