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World Languages

The mission of the West Hartford World Language Department is to enable our students to communicate effectively in the target language, and develop an understanding of the cultures of the speakers of that language. As a result, students will enhance their ability to be responsible citizens in our global community.

West Hartford Public Schools is proud to offer language instruction from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 in all schools.

Staff

Nancy Barlow

French and Spanish Teacher, Garnet Team Leader

Carly Bernheimer

Spanish

Elvira Casillas

Spanish Teacher, Team Leader 8-3

Jim Crabb

Latin

María Pilar del Cacho

Spanish

Andrea DeSimone-Rafferty

Spanish Teacher

Katherine Gallagher

French and Spanish Teacher, Sapphire Team Leader

Mark Grudzien

Spanish Teacher

Zhengjie Guo

Chinese Teacher

John Hegarty

French and Spanish Teacher

Carmen Irizarry

Spanish Teacher

Christine Jacobs

French and Spanish Teacher

Angeles Kelly

Spanish Teacher

Ashley Kneidel

Spanish Teacher

Bruno Koffi

French, Spanish

Daisy Laone

Chinese

Jessie Li

Chinese

Xiang Li

Chinese Teacher

Stacie Lucia

French and Spanish Teacher

Shana Luzusky

French and Spanish Teacher, Topaz Team Leader

Mónica Malaver

Spanish Teacher

Dawn Manogue

Spanish Teacher

Michelle Nicklas

Spanish

Marcelo Pelliccioni

French Teacher

Michael Posner

American Sign Language Teacher

Linda Powers

Spanish Teacher

Gina Pudlo

Spanish Teacher

Lynn Racz

French and Spanish Teacher

Montse Rich

French and Spanish Teacher

Margarita Scobbo

Spanish

David Simon

Spanish

Elizabeth Thibodeau

Spanish Teacher

Michaela Volovsek

French, Spanish

Kari Wojciechowski

Spanish Teacher

Hua Zhou

Chinese Language Teacher

Meghan Zingle

World Language Department Supervisor

Jocelyn Tamborello-Noble

Department Supervisor of World Language