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Sheryl K. Dion

Instructor in Modern Languages
Appointed
2015
Sheryl K. Dion

Education

M.Ed. Boston College

M.A. Illinois State University

B.A. University of North Carolina - Asheville

Biography

Mme Dion (Sheri) has taught French for many years at both independent schools and universities. At the secondary level, she taught at private day and boarding schools in Boston and St. Louis, where she also served as department chair. She currently teaches three levels of French and has been an assistant girls cross-country coach and PEAN adviser.

Mme Dion adopts a philosophical stance towards second-language teaching practice and methodology. She is committed to promoting inclusive classrooms incorporative of student background and interests in her teaching and strives to make the material relevant to and effective for her students. She has published on culture and diversity in second-language teaching, curriculum planning, teacher education, second-language writing assessment and curriculum theory. When teaching second-language classes, she aims to have every voice heard and to foster mutual respect and appreciation among students.

Mme Dion and her husband, Chris (PEA ‘95), live in Exeter with their two young daughters.