Rockwood World Languages

May Bulletin


This year members of our department received some truly great accolades.

Lisa Bergfeld is now Dr. Lisa Bergfeld having received her hood from MoBAP.

Suzanne Johnson at LSMS welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte Jean on 4/30.

Janice DeNure won TOY at EHS

Monique Merritt won TOY at LHS

Monique was also recognized at Barnes and Noble on Clarkson as part of the My Favorite Teacher Contest. Her student will move on to the national contest as well.

Jeanette Oberg at EHS was nominated for a Rose Award

Della Thompson represented Missouri at CENTRAL STATES. While Della will not be moving on to represent CSCTFL for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year, she is still the winner in our book.

My apologies if I inadvertently forgot someone's celebration. In the future, we will have this newsletter to share. Please send any updates to Jeff.

Finishing Up Strong!

Believe it or not the 2014-15 school year is almost done. In a few short weeks, our students will be taking finals, grappling with AP Language and Culture exams, and we will be bidding farewell for the summer. Take some time to reflect on the year and how much you and your students have accomplished.

Saying Goodbye and Thank You

It is always sad to say goodbye to our friends and colleagues that are moving on to new and different challenges. This year will be tougher than most with so many in our department taking the next step. Please take some time to acknowledge the following superstar teachers for all they have done for our students and our department.


Altis Durante

Katherine Law

Monique Merritt

Doris Perry

Moving on to greener pastures (literally):

Christy Altepeter

On my bookshelf

Professional Reading:

Fourth Edition of the World Readiness-Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL 2015)

Rethinking Heritage Language Education (Cambridge University Press 2015)


Pleasure Reading:

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

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Jeff Tamaroff

World Language and ESOL Content Facilitator

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