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Bonjour! My name is Samantha Reffner, and I love all things French! I started at New Albany in 2021 and I teach in the High School and Middle School. In 2020, I earned a Bachelor’s Degrees from Ashland University in French Education and had minors in Public Relations and Online Teaching. I earned my Master's degree from Florida International University in Global Communications in 2023. I have also studied in France several times, the United Kingdom, and Quebec, Canada throughout the years. I have found a love for learning the language abroad, as it has given me the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of culture and what the French speaking world is truly like. I have taught a variety of levels of French offered at New Albany High School and Middle School ranging from French 1B, 1, and 2.
My passion is teaching, but when I am not at school, I love traveling and exploring. I love to travel all over the United States and to different countries around the world. I love to paint, hike, and take care of my pufferfish, Carl (who loves to make an appearance in my slideshow presentations sometimes!). I am looking forward to getting to know my students this school year! À bientôt!