OUR STAFFJuly Leiva
Degrees and Certifications:
MA French literature, philology and linguistics, Sorbonne University, BA Secondary Education, Federico Villareal University. Indiana Licensed Teacher: French & Spanish
Bonjour tout le monde!
I am very excited to join the Shortridge community this school year as a French teacher.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, I enjoy discovering new cultures all over the world. I have been working as a language teacher for over 8 years in different international settings.
I began my teaching career at the Alliance Française de Lima in Peru where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education.
Seeking for new adventures, I decided to move to Paris, France in order to work and study abroad. I earned my Master’s degree in French Literature, Philology, and Linguistics at the Sorbonne University-Paris IV. While earning my degree, I was teaching Spanish and French in different high schools throughout the Parisian region I lived in.
I am currently living in the Indianapolis area with my best friend and other half, Jacob, and our dog and cat: Reggie and Canchita!
I have always loved the adventure of travel – the unknown, something different, something new, and that is the reason why my backpack is always packed and ready for my next adventure!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain