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Meet the French Teacher

Mme. Shawna Catlett


Ph: 919-929-8715 ext 36225

About Madame Catlett

Shawna Catlett is a French FLES teacher at Ephesus Road Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School system. She serves as the co-leader of the district's nationally recognized FLES program and is a member of the Ephesus School Improvement Team and Equity Team. She currently teaches grades 1-5 and serves as the 2012-2013 FLANC (Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) World Language Teacher of the Year.

Shawna first pursued her love of languages at the University of New Hampshire where she spent a year studying abroad in Dijon, France and received her Bachelor’s Degree in French. In 1997, Shawna earned a Master of Arts in Teaching French at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, Shawna began her career teaching in a FLES program at Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill until she transferred to her current school in 2002. Shawna is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (2002) who successfully earned her recertification in 2012. 

In her 18 years of teaching, Shawna has contributed to her profession in many ways. She serves as a mentor teacher through UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University. She is a member of FLANC, ACTFL, AAFT and NELL and regularly presents sessions at FLANC (1999 voted Best of FLANC). In 2001, she was awarded a scholoarship for summer study in Toulon, France and went on to share her experience at SCOLT later that year. Shawna has co-authored a paper in the Foreign Language Annals in 2006, presenting the research in Montréal at a conference for American Association for Applied Linguistics. She leads an annual elementary poetry declamation in her district and nominates students each year to participate in FLANC's Project CAFE, a recognition program she helped create in 2002 and continues to lead today.


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