World Languages Faculty

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Joni Clemmer

6th Grade Social Studies and French Teacher

After spending time in France as an "au pair," I developed a love of the French language and culture. I enjoy sharing my love of French and Social Studies with students. Learning both language and Social Studies helps students open their minds to other cultures and minsets. Both areas of study lead students to become greater and more compassionate "global citizens." Understanding and celebrating other cultures and languages opens the door for future adventures and opportunities. Frank Smith once said, "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."

B.A. Political Science, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

B.Ed. French Immersion - University of Alberta, Campus St. Jean

Began my career in education: 1997

Began at ASMS: 2017

clemmerjl@tasms.com

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Elizabeth Gossett

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spanish Teacher

My passion for the Spanish language and culture is driven by my experiences I had while living and traveling through Spain. I became an educator because I wanted to share those experiences and encourage my students to explore the Spanish-speaking world and experience cultures other than their own. "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." - Frank Smith

B.A. Spanish Education (SUNY Brockport)

M.ED. Spanish (Elmira College)

Began my career in education: 1996

Began at ASMS: 2013

gossettea@tasms.com