MADAME KRISTEN ABDOUCH STILES
Kristen Abdouch Stiles has been serving as Lead Teacher for the Alliance Française d’Omaha since 2012. During that time, she has written and developed a number of courses and curricula for the organization’s education program. While living in Besançon, France during her undergraduate studies, Kristen studied teaching French as a foreign language at the Center of Applied Linguistics. She has been teaching in various capacities since 2000, and has worked in a number of linguistic settings including education, translation, academic research, and customer service. Kristen also has a background in art history and English. She has studied several other languages in addition to French, and fully believes that learning a new language is key to expanding one’s understanding of the world. During her free time, she enjoys reading, writing for the blog Anouchka Talks, and spending time with her family.
Madame sue white
Madame White has recently relocated to Omaha from Massachusetts where she lived in the Boston area since 1983. She is a dual national — UK/USA. She has also lived in Belgium and Switzerland. Madame White has been a French teacher for 13 years. She is a board member of the Alliance Française d’Omaha and has been appointed the Education Coordinator.
Nancy VandenBosch has been a French teacher for nearly 20 years. Most recently, she taught all levels of French at Skutt Catholic High School here in Omaha. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and spent her junior year studying abroad in Bordeaux, France. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from UNL with a concentration in French. Prior to teaching at Skutt Catholic, she worked for several years with International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she taught English as a Second Language to students from around the world and served as Program Coordinator for the Japanese Studies Exchange Program. Nancy has enjoyed visiting France and Italy with students, as well as Japan and Quebec with colleagues.
Juliette Parnell was raised and educated in Paris. She is currently a Professor of French at UNO, where she teaches a variety of French classes. She particularly enjoys teaching French history and culture. Last semester, she offered for the first time a class on Francophone West Africa literature and culture.