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Buongiorno a tutti! This is my seventh year teaching at MJS, and it is wonderful being a part of the famiglia in Madison! :)
Prior to teaching in Madison, I taught at Cedar Grove High School, and I was a long-term substitute Italian teacher at Ridge High School. I majored in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Maryland, and was fortunate to have the opportunity to complete a year-long teaching apprenticeship after graduation at Liceo Scientifico A. Banfi - an Italian Scientific High School- in Vimercate, Italy. I was also very fortunate to study abroad for a semester during my time at University of Maryland in Siena, Italy. In summer 2018, I graduated from the Bilingual and Bicultural Education Master's Program through Rutgers University. Through my coursework, I have also earned certification to teach English as a Second Language. Even though I have finished my masters, I am still looking to learn more and am currently styding Educational Technology through Rutgers. These experiences have shaped my knowledge of Italian and of teaching, and thanks to these experiences, I bring all of my passion for learning and teaching Italian to my students at MJS!
Some other "fun facts" about Signora DeFresco - I recently got married, April 2018! I am a long-time vegetarian and a believer in sustainable living and renewable energy! I love travelling and learning about new places. I also love photography - the pictures in the gallery on this page are some that I took in Italy of my favorite places and things!