Winnie Easton-Jones, (1935-2013):
Penobscot School devotee, French teacher, language student and volunteer, whose generosity in life touched so many of us here, passed away Sunday, April 28. She will be greatly missed by Penobscot School.
All students and friends of Winnie are invited to an open tribute to Winnie Easton-Jones on her birthday June 11, 2013, 4-7 pm. Meet at upper parking area in Camden State Park. See invitation posted under photos: www.forevermissed.com. note: Friends and students are encouraged to visit and share on Winnie's page! >>Read more about Winnie
|Keys to French- taught by Margot Stiassni-Sieracki - 5 Weds.; Start date June 19 >> Course Description||$95.00   Register|
|Le Français Au Bord De La Mer - Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2013 >> Course Description||$105 for full-time students and $145 for adults.Register|
Raconte-moi une histoire Immersion - team taught by Margot Stiassni-Sieracki & Elisabeth Goodridge - Saturday immersion, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
A five-hour immersion for beginning levels, including a French lunch, prepared together. Watch here for new date, to be announced for late fall, 2013.>> Full Course Description
|  $60.00   Register|
Margot Stiassni-Sieracki, B.A. French, Williams College, M.A. Univ. Illinois, M.A. Stanford. She frequently visits France and has taught French and Spanish, K-12, in Vermont and Maine since 1989. Margot has twice co-presented Methods Matter, Penobscot School's summer foreign language methodology seminar. She often uses music and the arts in her teaching of adults and children. At Penobscot School, her work has included teaching Intermediate French since 2009 and facilitating activities at French and Spanish immersion workshops.
Paul Charbonneau. Paul's education, from kindergarten days through undergraduate studies, was entirely bilingual. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Ottawa and he holds a Masters degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Maine. He was adjunct professor for the University of Maine (Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Peace Studies). His background includes more than twenty-five years experience working with groups in various educational settings and contexts. For the past five years he has facilitated bi-weekly French conversations at the Rockport Public Library.
Dennis Healy is a retired environmental engineer who has studied French for many years, including travels in France and Québec. He has assisted with the school's French immersion retreats (Le français au bord de la Mer; Français dans le Bois), sharing there his knowledge and passion for the popular lawn-bowling game of southern France - La Pétanque. He has taught French through Five Towns Adult and Community Education. He currently organizes the French language film series at Rockport Public Library.
Elisabeth Goodridge, BA, Wells College, French; MA, UM-Orono, French, 2008. Wrote her theses on 17th c. French literary fairy tales by Mme D'Aulnoy. She has taught French to all ages in Maine and Montreal for 40+ years, and countless times at PS's French immersion weekends. She enjoys acting, singing, sailing, artistic expression and French singer-songwriters of the 20th c.