French Teacher

Sue Michalski


Language Department


Phone: 413-529-3733

I live on campus with my family and have been a dorm head/parent, advisor, and French teacher since 1999—and thus count many other “kids” in my extended family beyond my two daughters (’22, ’25). I currently work in the 9th grade advisory program, and teach five courses, French I to AP, and the Williston Scholars Language course.

I fell in love with French during my undergraduate time at Dartmouth College and trained and worked with language pioneer John Rassias. I feel everyone can and should learn more than one language, and I have dedicated my adult life to teaching French. In my immersion classroom, I strive to keep language learning alive, active, and always fun. Above all, I encourage my students to make mistakes, to embrace them, and to learn from them (something that any one of them will tell you I model regularly!).

Dartmouth College (BA)
Middlebury College (MA)
L’Université de Paris X
Mount Holyoke College (MATL)
Recipient of Fulbright Fellowship

Fun Fact:
I took electric guitar lessons for over 10 years!