Claudine Clark is originally from Neenah, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and French and English as a second language from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and earned a D.A.L.F. (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) from the French Ministry of Education. She is currently a French teacher at Madison East High School, a position she has held since 2001. She has been the World Languages Department Chair since 2011. She is active on various district committees and was a TCLP mentor teacher for two Egyptian exchange teachers from 2009-2011. She became a teacher because she feels that a good education is the foundation for opportunity, and learning languages opens doors and brings our world together into a global community. Ms. Clark was the mentor teacher for Xing Yali from Heilongjiang, China.