School Affiliation: Whitesboro High School
Title: French/Spanish Teacher
Years of Service: 23 years
Levels Taught: French 6th grade (Exploratory), Level 1 - Level 3
Spanish 6th grade (Exploratory), Level 1- Level 4
Leadership/Advisory Position(s): President AATF of CNY (2016-Current)
Vice-President/Grand Concours Administrator (2011-2016)
Fun fact about me: I have a large collection of Mickey Mouse items.
Favorite French anything: Just about anything in a Pâtisserie- J’adore les desserts. Miam, miam!
Denise Mahns, DML, NBCT
Vice-President and Grand Concours Administrator
School Affiliation: Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Title: National Board Certified Teacher of French
Years of Service: 15 years
Levels Taught: French 2 through AP
Vice President and National French Contest Administrator, AATF of CNY
Membership Manager, LECNY
4th Vice President for VOTE-COPE and Member Support, FMTA
Lifetime member of NYSAFLT; member of AATF, ACTFL, ACQS
Fun fact about me: I love to travel, go to restaurants and theater -- this pandemic has been very hard on me! Luckily, I also like to read.
School Affiliation: Chittenango High School
Title : French Teacher & World Language Department Chair
Years of Service: 17 years
Levels Taught: French 1, 2 & 3
Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Secretary of AATF of CNY (2010-present)
Fun fact about me: I love reading, travel, Zumba and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite French anything: Quiche has been my favorite food since I was little! My favorite places in France include Avignon, Giverny and Bretagne. And I love to teach about Québec and take my students there!
School Affiliation: Fayetteville- Manlius Schools
Title: LOTE District Curriculum Coordinator, National Board Certified French teacher
Years of Service: 15
Levels Taught: 7th grade French through level 4 Pre AP French
Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Treasurer AATF of CNY (2011-Current), faculty advisor Société Honoraire de Français,
Fun fact about me: I enjoy reading, exercising and dance. I dream of returning to France with my two young daughters in the next few years!
Favorite French anything: How do you choose!?! Pâtisserie- Opéras, macarons Ville : Paris Parisian site : le jardin japonais au Musée Guimet
I dream of visiting Morocco, and hope to return to Nice to spend more time one day.
School Affiliation: Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School
Title : French Teacher
Years of Service: 8 years
Levels Taught: French, Level 1 - Level 5, FRE 191/201 Spanish, Level 1
Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Editor in Chief of the Cocorico (2019-Present)
Social Media Manager (2018-2020)
Fun fact about me: I love movies, musicals, dystopian novels, hockey games, and traveling (I can’t wait to someday be in Montreal again).
Favorite French anything: The music!! I play many different genres of French music in my class and, for many students, that is their favorite part of coming to my class.
Academic Projects Coordinator
School Affiliation: Cicero North Syracuse High School
Title : French Teacher
Years of Service: 11 years
Levels Taught: Currently: French III & French V
Past: French 1A, 1B, III Honors, IV, Spanish 1A & II
Leadership/Advisory Position(s): Academic Programs Coordinator - AATF (2018 - present), Treasurer - LECNY (2017-present), Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator, College Credit Liasion
Fun fact about me: I love to travel and have visited over 12 different countries. I love to participate in professional development and have been blessed with doing so in Montreal, Washington DC and Tours, France!
Favorite French pastry: pain au chocolat