Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Secondary Education of French
My name is Zachary Nielsen. I am returning for my fourth year as the 8th grade French teacher here at Sonoran Trails. I grew up just outside San Francisco, California and miss it every day. I learned Spanish when I was in high school and fell in love with world languages. When I moved to Arizona in 2012 for my undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University, I knew I wanted to learn another language. So I decided to sign up for "the language of love". After my first semester I took an introductory class to teaching to fill-in some credit requirements, and it truly opened my eyes and made me realize this is what I want to do with my life. Through the course of my studies I aided French instructors, hosted weekly tutoring sessions, and was even lucky enough to study abroad and live with a host family in Pau, France.
I can't wait to share my love of French and francophone cultures with your students this year.