Julia Koch currently teaches four levels of French at West Morris Regional High School District. In February 2019, she represented FLENJ as “Best of New Jersey” presenter at the Northeast Conference of Teachers of Foreign Languages . While teaching at Montville Township High School in Montville, NJ, she was honored by the American Association of Teachers of French with an Exemplary French Program Award. She earned her BS in Education (French and English) from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Learning, Cognition and Development from Rutgers University. Julia’s primary focus is on practices that allow teachers to stretch their students’ interactive linguistic skills and their intercultural awareness – and she is always pursuing new sources, resources, and good ideas via an extensive network of like-minded teachers. She blogs about teaching and learning at La Prof Caféinée. Connect with Julia on Twitter at @jaybeekay518!
Outside of the classroom, Kristine was unanimously endorsed as a candidate for the Borough Council of South Plainfield in 2018. She managed social media for that campaign.
Kristine studied Spanish and Linguistics at New York University and Curriculum and Instruction at Kean University. Her interests include proficiency based methods, technology in the world language classroom, advocacy and teaching with comprehensible input. She lives in South Plainfield with her husband and two children.