Department Faculty

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Mrs. Cindy Bailey
High School French
Mr. Michael Bogdan
Department Chair
High School French & Spanish
Mrs. Emily Mater
Middle School French
Mrs. Dakotah Miller
Middle School & High School Spanish
Ms. Amy Necci
Middle School Spanish
Ms. Kelly Roberts
High School Spanish
Mrs. Katherin Slentz
High School Spanish

  • The department has been recognized by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association as an Exemplary Program in World Languages, earning the Silver Globe Award in 2014 and 2017.  Only 19 programs in Pennsylvania are currently recognized as PSMLA Exemplary Programs at the gold or silver level.
  • The department was named a Commended Program by the Shippensburg University School Study Council in spring 2014.
  • We offer students the opportunity to participate in the National Spanish Exam and Le Grand Concours; many have placed in the top 10 in our region.  Additionally, we have received a first place school prize and many individual student awards at the annual Shippensburg University Modern Language Competition.
  • The first and only two National Board Certified teachers in the district are members of our department.  This certification is held by less than 3% of teachers nationwide and only 33 language teachers in Pennsylvania.
  • We often lead trips abroad in the summer, offering our students the opportunity to interact with the cultures and languages that they are studying.  Upcoming tours include Costa Rica (2019) and France / Switzerland (2020).
  • We have lived and/or studied in numerous Francophone and Hispanic regions including:
    • Argentina
    • Costa Rica
    • Chile
    • Cuba
    • France
    • Guatemala
    • Mexico
    • Puerto Rico
    • Quebec
    • Spain