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Melissa Buffington

Je m'appelle Melissa Buffington, and I am very excited to be teaching at Byrnes this year! I attended the University of Georgia (Go Daws!) for both my bachelor's and master's degrees. My B.A. is in French and English, and my M.A. is in French literature. While I was at UGA, I had the opportunity to study in Quebec for a summer. After completing my master's degree, I taught English to elementary school students in France for two years. This was a wonderful experience for me; I improved my French and learned about how French people live. I began teaching high school French in Georgia, where I taught for three years.

I am excited to have such wonderful students at Byrnes! I believe that every child can be successful, and I will do everything I can to help that happen. I am available for tutoring most days before school at BFA and most days after school at BHS. Students should set up a time to meet with me in advance.

I also sponsor the French Club and the French National Honor Society.

I am looking forward to an amazing year of learning French!