Sheryl K. Dion

Instructor in Modern Languages

I love to explore language through the lens of French literature.


M.Ed. Boston College

M.A. Illinois State University

B.A. University of North Carolina - Asheville


Mme Dion grew up in Illinois with five siblings. She first came East as a plebe at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Halfway through earning her degree there, she recognized that her real interest lay in teaching, and she transferred to UNC Asheville, where she majored in French. After graduating she spent a year working in France as a translator, then returned to the United States to complete her master’s in French literature at Illinois State University. For seven years, she taught French at private day and boarding schools in Austin, Texas, and St. Louis, where she also served as department chair. She met her husband in St. Louis and moved to Boston to teach for five years at Boston College High School.

Mme Dion teaches three levels of French and coaches the girls cross-country team. She lives in Exeter with her husband and two young daughters. She likes to run, do yoga and read fiction. In her spare time, she has compiled and edited six volumes of a bibliography of 20th-century French literature for the Associated University Presses.