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mgarner@shannonforest.com  
Upper School French/Spanish Teacher

Education
2005 - 2007 UNIVERSITY OF PARIS VII (DENIS DIDEROT), Paris, France; MA in American Studies
2000 - 2004 UFES, Vitória, ES, Brazil; BA in English Language Education

Professional Experience
January 2018 - present SHANNON FOREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL; Greenville, SC; Upper School French Teacher
2017 - present HOUCHENS INTERPRETATION & TRANSLATION SERVICES; Greenville, SC; Independent French/Portuguese Interpreter
2011 - 2018 LES CERCLES DE LA FORME, Paris, France; GOLD'S GYM, Toccoa, GA; SPORTSCLUB, Greenville, SC; Group Fitness Instructor
2007 - 2009 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY; Paris, France; Project Staff and later Project Manager
2000 - 2004 CENTRO DE LINGUAS AT UFES; Vitória, ES, Brazil; English as a Foreign Language Teacher
2000 - 2001 COLEGIO CRYSTELLO; Vitória, ES, Brazil; English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Honors | Awards | Activities
Member of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

 

2018 Attended the World Language Proficiency Project workshop: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) ; June 18-22; Atlanta, GA 
2018 Webinar Sight Translation: Where Interpretation and Translation Meet 
2002 Attended the 8th BRAZ-TESOL National Convention; Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
2000 Attended the 7th National Conference on Education and Management in English Language Teaching; Vitória, ES, Brazil

Special Studies
2001 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, WV; Course of Study in English and TESOL Methodology

Personal Information
Married to Zach since 2005
Children: Gabriel and Elodie
Church Affiliation: Summit Church
Hobbies/Interests: exercising, nutrition, natural living, foreign languages and cultures, traveling, history, reading, photography
Favorite Bible Verse: "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23