Madame Julia Spear

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I am so happy to be part of the World Language staff at Westwood High School.  I came here as a long-termprofile picture substitute and adored the staff and students so much that I jumped at the opportunity to stay.  I studied French for all four years of high school and several years in college.  I love learning languages.  Besides French, I have studied German, Russian and American Sign Language.  I have a B.A from Arizona State University in Political Science with an emphasis in Russian and European Studies. My years post college entailed working in Operations Management and Human Resources before choosing to stay home with my children. I started as a substitute with Mesa Public Schools in 2014. I have fallen in love with teaching and look forward to each day at work.  I am currently achieving my Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification as part of the Teacher in Residence program.  "À coeur vaillant rien d'impossible."(Nothing is impossible to a willing heart!)

I love teaching French and hope that my classroom is a fun learning environment.  I lived in Germany as a child and have traveled in France, Switzerland and Canada.   I enjoy sharing my knowledge about francophone cultures throughout the world.  Language, to me, is not just the grammar and vocabulary; it's the people, history, food, art, literature and music.

I live in Mesa with my husband and our three amazing boys, who are all students in MPS.

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