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Minmin Chen |Email | Webpage
 
Minmin Chen holds a BA in Journalism and a MA in History from Nanjing University in China. She also earned an MEd from Harvard University. Before coming to RCHS, she taught Chinese at UNC-Chapel Hill. She helps her students appreciate the Chinese language, enjoy Chinese food and culture, and understand life in China through first-hand initiatives such as a pen-pal program with Chinese students.
 
Rebecca Flammia |Email | Webpage
 
Rebecca Flammia has a BA and MA in Spanish Language and Literature from NCSU, where she also taught. Her travels include trips to Spain, Chile, and Costa Rica.
 
Mary Grimes |Email | Webpage
 
Mary Grimes received a MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. She graduated first in her college at the University of New Hampshire (her home state) with a dual major in Spanish and Russian. Mrs. Grimes has over fifteen years experience teaching ESL, Spanish and Russian in high schools and universities.
 
Amy Marschall |Email | Webpage
 
Amy Marschall holds A BA from Duke University and an MA and PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Marschall taught German language and literature at the college level before joining the faculty at RCHS in 1999. She is the translator of Heads or Tails: The Poetics of Money, a work of literary criticism by Jochen Hörisch. She teaches German and English and is the Director of Student Support.
 
Petra Martignoni |Email | Webpage
 
Petra Martignoni received her teacher’s diploma from the State Teachers College in Bern/Switzerland. Additionally she majored in Philosophy and minored in German Literature at the University of Bern/Switzerland. Before moving to the USA, Mrs. Martignoni taught for several years and traveled extensively, mainly in Asia and Europe.
 
Monique Poirier |Email | Webpage
 
Monique Poirier holds a BA in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) and a BEd with a specialization in French Immersion teaching from Ottawa University. She has taught French immersion at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Vancouver, Ottawa, Northern Quebec and Montreal, Canada. Raleigh Charter hired her in its opening year.
 
Mark Slattery |Email | Webpage
 
Mark Slattery served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 1985 to 1987 in the fisheries program. It was there that he learned Spanish and developed an appreciation for Hispanic/Latin culture. He has traveled extensively throughout Central America. He taught in Orange county for twelve years before coming to RCHS. He received the B.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University in Boston and teaching certification in Spanish in his hometown of Framingham, MA.
 
Laura Stark |Email
 
Laura Stark has taught French and Spanish in private and public schools since 1988. She has been a teacher at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels. In graduate school, she spent a semester teaching an English conversation course in France. Laura has a B.A. and a MAT from UNC-Chapel Hill. She enjoys water and snow skiing, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
 
Adriana Velasquez |Email
 
Adriana Velasquez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Los Andes University. After specializing in Business Administration in Spain, she came to the United States with her husband and son, where she operated her own business offering bookkeeping and income tax preparation services as a Registered Tax Preparer and a IRS-Certified Agent. In 2013, she graduated from Meredith College with a Master's of Arts in Teaching and has served elementary and middle school students at Maureen Joy Charter School.