Kirsten Dickerson is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Hope College and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University. She is currently the French teacher at Mentor High School, a position she has held since 2010. Ms. Dickerson also advises the Improv and French Clubs. She became a teacher to share her love of the French language and culture with American students and has now been a teacher for 13 years. Ms. Dickerson was the mentor teacher to Mahmoud Hegazy from Ismailia, Egypt.