By Kyra Hudson ’20
Myriam LeGoff started teaching at the middle school as a French teacher this year. LeGoff is teaching levels IA, II and III Honors this year. She said she is making a smooth transition into the Middle School and French department.
LeGoff said that she has been having a little bit of trouble with the technology, but her students have been helping her. She said that assistance and warmth from her students has made her feel very welcome.
“Everybody is so helpful and supportive if I have any questions,” LeGoff said.
French is LeGoff’s native language, and she has been teaching it for over 20 years at schools throughout southern California. Most recently, LeGoff taught at the Muse School in Calabasas for three years before joining the world languages department.
“I really wanted to import my knowledge of French and of my culture” LeGoff said.
According to LeGoff, she strives to have her students appreciate the French language and culture the way she does.
“My favorite part of teaching is when my students tell me, ‘[Mme LeGoff], I dreamed in French.’”
She has been working with fellow french teacher, Jennifer Lechevallier, to move away from the textbook and expand the curriculum to incorporate more speaking, writing and culture.
“She has been great to work with so far,” Lechevallier said.
LeGoff spent her summer this year in Europe. She spent three weeks teaching French at an international school in Rome and visited her sister who lives near the school. She later spent two weeks in the city of Bordeaux, France where she visited her parents. LeGoff said she is very happy to be one of the new additions to the community and is excited to continue to teach students and learn from them.
LeGoff’s students seem to really like her, “Madame LeGoff is a very experienced teacher who knows the best teaching styles and does everything very well,” said Ty Goodrich ‘20, a student in one of LeGoff’s French 2 classes.