Mary Townsend, French Teacher, Kettering Fairmont High School
French teacher Mary Townsend represented Kettering Fairmont High School at a dinner presentation sponsored by the French Embassy and the Consul Général of Chicago to discuss language immersion education.
Madame Townsend joined educators, university faculty, elected officials and school board members from across the Dayton/Miami Valley region for the Memorial Day dinner.
Among the discussion points were the importance of possessing excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of a second language and culture. The French language is a 21st Century skill for students, presenting global opportunities for growth and change in international policies and commerce, travel and trust in our ever-changing world.