About the Teacher

Bonjour et Bienvenue !
 
Hello and Welcome to my page!
 
My name is Madame Nancy Isaac and I teach all levels of French and an occasional Spanish I  and German Language and Culture class at Pelham High School. I'm excited to begin a successful new semester.
 
How to reach me:
  • Phone: 635-2115
  • Email: nisaac@pelhamsd.org
 
Educational background:
  • BA in French -- (minor in Foreign Languages) from Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH 
  • Institute for American Universities, Avignon, France -- French Immersion Program (all classes taught in French)
              -- Attended French language classes at the Institute
              -- Student at l'Université d'Avignon  (Canadian literature and drama classes, Intermediate German class)
  • NH Dept. of Education Highly Qualified Teacher (French, German)  
 
Additional Professional Training:
  • NH Germanic Association, Manchester, NH -- German Conversation
  • TPRS Methods Seminar, Burlington, VT
  • Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH -- Language Teaching Methods
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH -- Children with Exceptionalities 
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA --  Copy Editing
  • International Institute, Boston, MA -- German Conversation 

Professional Affiliations:

  • NH Association of World Language Teachers
  • American Association of Teachers of French 
  • National Education Association
  
Professional Roles at PHS:
 
  • Teacher of French -- all levels, including students seeking independent study options 
  • Teacher of Introduction to German Language and Culture
  • Teacher of Spanish I
  • Faculty Advisor  -- Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) -- Poisson chapter
 
About me:
 
My career
 
I began teaching at Pelham High School in September 2010. Before starting in Pelham, I taught World Language classes at the middle school level at both Timberlane Regional Middle School (Plaistow) and Londonderry Middle School.  I first entered the education field as an instructional assistant in Londonderry South Elementary School; a position I held for approximately 12 years.

My interests

 I am passionate about learning languages and meeting and corresponding with people all over the world.  Growing up in a multicultural background (English/Swedish/Romanian), I understood at a very young age, that not everyone spoke English. My grandparents were fluent in several languages, which influenced my desire to learn languages as well.  I encourage all students to learn another language so that they may learn about and appreciate the diverse cultures that comprise the world around them!
 
I love to travel and have been to Canada and all over Europe many times, giving me the opportunity to use the languages I have learned. Thanks to Skype, I am able to have frequent conversations with friends all over the world.
 
In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling, and camping. I am a lifetime member of the Girls Scouts of the USA, and a volunteer outdoor skills trainer for adults. During one of my trips to Europe, my daughter and I were fortunate to to be able to spend 4 days at the Girl Guide international house (Our Chalet) in Adelboden, Switzerland, in the heart of the Alps. It was a wonderful experience and gave us the opportunity to meet other adults and girls with similar interests in the out-of-doors.   When indoors, I enjoy reading a good book, working on occasional cross-stitch projects, or knitting.