Gloria Amerson, B.A., French Education with K-12 Licensure, Class of 2011

Gloria Amerson obtained her BA in French Education with K-12 Licensure from UNCG in 2011. While she was at UNCG, she enjoyed taking classes on 20th Century Francophone literature and film with her mentor, Dr. McFadden. These courses were intellectually stimulating and deepened her knowledge of Francophone culture as well as critical theory. Gloria also appreciated the many opportunities to experience French culture offered by the LLC department such as film screenings, cooking demonstrations, community outreach, and occasions to converse with native speakers. She was honored to receive multiple academic scholarships through the department as well as leadership opportunities through French Club and Pi Delta Phi. Her French professor, Dr. Landry, also recommended her for the Yedlicka Scholarship to study in Avignon through the Institute of American Universities. She will never forget the amazing experiences she had from studying abroad for 6 weeks in the south of France! In addition to the opportunities offered by the LLC dept, Gloria was able to take foreign language pedagogy courses through the School of Education and complete her student teaching at South-East Guilford Middle School to obtain her French K-12 licensure.

Her courses at UNCG inspired her to get her Master’s in French Literature at UNC Chapel Hill where she was a teaching assistant from 2011-2013. She continued to study film and literature while she taught French 101, 102, and 105 courses. After obtaining her MA, she decided to go back to her roots in education. She taught middle school French for 5 years in Orange County Schools and is currently a French teacher at Green Level High School in Wake County. She is so thankful for the amazing experiences offered by the LLC dept and hopes to inspire her students to study French at UNCG one day!  

Last summer, she was able to take a group of students to Paris through EF Tours. They had a blast!