Degrees and Certifications:

BA French Language and Literature, University of Mississippi

Ms. Ellis Gourdin

How long have you been teaching? 
3 Years!
What is your teacher mission statement? 
I teach French because it opens up the world for the students. Students gain a global understanding and a more open mind when taught another language and its' culture. I teach to help young people grow into productive, successful, and contributing adults.
What are your goals as a teacher this year? 
My goals as a teacher this year, above all else, are to foster an inclusive, safe and loving environment for my students to grow and explore the world. My student's will learn to be leaders while learning to express themselves as the best version of themselves.
What IB Trait do you feel you embody the most? 
Open Minded