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Classical Foreign Language Department


List School Teacher List | 2016-2017
Subject | Teacher | Webpage Grade Position | Subject
Foreign Language  
  Fátima de Granda-Lyle   Department Head
  Jessica Celano   Spanish
  Amber Daniels   Latin
  Anna Gvirtsman   French and Spanish
  Deinorah Kraus   Spanish
  Emily Lann   Latin
  Maria Latusky   Spanish
  Jacklyn Petullo   French
  Betsaida Ramos-Pachucki   Spanish
  Lourdes Sagardia   Spanish
  Kimberly Willor   Spanish

The Benefits of Learning Another Language

"My message to you today is that K-12 schools and higher education institutions must be part of the solution to our national language gap.

The Department of Education plays an important role in supporting second language instruction starting in the earliest grades and to ensure that students are engaged in language all the way through high school.
We have an important responsibility to provide opportunities for those who want to master other languages and prepare them to support America's economic and strategic interests as diplomats, foreign policy analysts, and leaders in the military.

To prosper economically and to improve relations with other countries, Americans need to read, speak and understand other languages.

It's absolutely essential for the citizens of the United States to become fluent in other languages—and schools, colleges and universities must include producing bilingual students as a central part of their mission."

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Foreign Language Summit

"In the future our students will say: I took several years of language in High School and I use every opportunity to interact with others in the target language."

Nicole Sherf Salem State University, Salem MA

Ms. Lyle Classroom
Teacher Subject Grade Room
Fátima Lyle Foreign Language Department Head | My Email Address
FL I have been teaching in the Lynn Public Schools since 1993, at both the Middle School and High School levels.

I am passionate about teaching and specially my subject, Spanish. I love to share the passion for learning a Foreign Language with my students, as well as, the members of the Classical family.

I currently teach Honors Spanish IV and AP Spanish Language and Culture. I have been an AP College Board exam reader for the last eight (8) years.

As a Department Chair, I have the distinct pleasure of leading a group of very caring professional educators, whose sole mission is to guide our students into becoming life-long learners and appreciate success through hard work.
Ms. Celano Classroom
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Jessica Celano Spanish    
JA Although I am new to Lynn Classical High School, I have been teaching Spanish for 10 years and I have always had such a passion for it.  I lived in Madrid, Spain for my entire junior year of college without coming back to the United States once in nine months!

I have always enjoyed teaching the language as well as the culture, and there is nothing more rewarding than to see my students’ skills grow and grow as the years go on.  Some of my former students have studied abroad and are now fluent in Spanish! 

I look forward to having a fantastic year here at Lynn Classical. 
Amber Daniels Classroom
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Amber Daniels Latin    
JA I graduated from UMass Boston in 2013 with my M.A. in Latin and Classical Humanities: Applied Linguistics and have been teaching Latin since then. My first year at Lynn Classical High School is 2016. I not only love teaching a language, but learning languages too.

I studied German, French, and Spanish in high school. I started learning Latin and Ancient Greek as an undergrad at the University of Iowa. It is amazing and wonderful to have so many multilingual students who share that passion for learning.
Ms. Gvirtsman Classroom
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Anna Gvirtsman French | Spanish    
JA My name is Anna Gvirtsman. I have been teaching in Massachusetts since 2004. I taught French and Spanish in many public and private schools. I am from Russia, and I moved to Boston area in 1995. I speak 5 languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. French was always my passion.

I love to travel and learn different cultures and languages. I have been in France, Germany and Israel.

I love teaching my students French and Spanish. In Classical High School I am teaching French 3, French 4/5 and Spanish1.

I am looking forward to have a fantastic year here at Lynn Classical!
Ms. Kraus Classroom
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Deinorah Kraus Spanish    
JA My name is Deinorah Kraus and I have been a Spanish teacher at LCHS since 2014. I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and I’m very excited to bring my passion for both the Spanish language and culture, to my classroom every day.

I hold two master’s degrees (MBA and M. Ed. in Special Education) from Endicott College. During college I had the opportunity to study a semester in Toronto, Canada, where I was able to experience first-hand many of the opportunities that having a second language can bring; and that is the message I try to convey to my students during each class.

I love spending my free time traveling around the world and I have been to many countries including France, Germany, Israel, Luxemburg, Canada, Costa Rica, Morocco, to name a few.
Emily Lann Classroom
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Emily Lann Latin    
EL Salvete, amici! I'm Emily Lann and I am thrilled to be a part of the Lynn Classical family. I earned my B.A. in Classical Civilization from the University of Oregon in 2005, and a Masters in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities (M.A.T.) from UMass Amherst in 2015. Since then, I have been teaching Latin and loving it!

I'm a native of Portland, OR, I have lived up and down the west coast for most of my life (Oregon, Washington and California) and am excited to experience the similarities and differences of New England to my beloved Pacific Northwest. So far, my favorite things about living in New England are the autumns, bagels, and people who inhabit it.
Maria Latusky Classroom
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Maria Latusky Spanish    
ML My name is Maria Latusky and I am originally from Lima, Peru. Soon after I immigrated to America I discovered the passion of my life: teaching my native language and culture. In order to bring my natural abilities to a professional level, I decided to go back to school and get a master's degree in education in foreign language from Gordon College. Since 2011 I have been teaching in several private and public schools around the North Shore area and improving my teaching practice. I am honored to be to be part of the Lynn community and I am thankful with the support I have from Lynn Classical School now.
Ms. Petullo Classroom
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Jacklyn Petullo French    
JP My name is Jackie Petullo, and I have just entered my seventh year teaching. My career at Classical began three years ago when I was immediately impressed with not only the opportunities available to our students, but also with the enthusiasm and pride of all those who make up the Classical family.

I am a graduate of UMass Amherst and was lucky enough to spend a semester in Paris where my love of the French language and culture grew into the passion I now hope to bring into my classroom. I am looking forward to an exciting year and to sharing my knowledge with my students.
Ms. Pachucki Classroom
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Betsaida Ramos-Pachucki Spanish    

My name is Betsaida “Betsy” Ramos-Pachucki and I have been teaching Spanish since 2005. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to make the transition from private education to Lynn Public Schools where my roots are. I am an alumnus from Colby College and Cambridge College and am currently seeking my second master’s degree from Salem State University.

Here at LCHS, I am involved in the girls’ volleyball program, enjoy making connections with my students, and try to implement my passion for social justice as much as I can.

Ms. Sagardia Classroom
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Lourdes Sagardia Spanish    
LS Lourdes Sagardia is a Spanish teacher. She began working for the Lynn Public Schools in 1997 as a bilingual elementary teacher at Ingalls Magnet School. She started working as a foreign language teacher at Lynn Classical High School in 2004. She currently teaches Honors Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 5, and Spanish 3.

She has also taught Spanish at Lynn English High School.  Her experience as a foreign language teacher has provided her with the opportunity to share with her students two of the most significant things in her life, her language and culture.
Ms. Willor Classroom
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Kimberly Willor Spanish    
KW I have been teaching Spanish in Massachusetts since 1994 and am excited to continue my career here at Lynn Classical.  I teach Spanish 1, 2, 4, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.  I love to study the Spanish language and immerse myself in the culture through travel.  I have travelled to many places including Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Argentina.

I am looking forward to a productive year and sharing my love of Spanish with my students. 

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