Department Faculty

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Mrs. Cindy Bailey
clb2@smsd.us
High School French
Mr. Michael Bogdan
mdb2@smsd.us
Department Chair
High School Spanish
Mrs. Emily Mater
emm2@smsd.us
Middle School & High School French
Mrs. Dakotah Miller
dlk@smsd.us
Middle School & High School Spanish
Ms. Amy Necci
abn@smsd.us
Middle School Spanish
Mrs. Kelly Satzler
ker2@smsd.us
High School Spanish
Mrs. Katherin Slentz
kds2@smsd.us
High School Spanish

  • The department was named a Commended Program by the Shippensburg University School Study Council in spring 2014.
  • We offer students the opportunity to participate in the National Spanish Exam and Le Grand Concours; many have placed in the top 10 in our region.  Additionally, we have received a first place school prize and many individual student awards at the annual Shippensburg University Modern Language Competition.
  • The first and only two National Board Certified teachers in the district are members of our department.  This certification is held by less than 3% of teachers nationwide and only 23 language teachers in Pennsylvania.
  • We often lead trips abroad in the summer, offering our students the opportunity to interact with the cultures and languages that they are studying.  Summer 2020 tours include Costa Rica / Panama and France / Switzerland.
  • We have lived and/or studied in numerous Francophone and Hispanic regions including:
    • Argentina
    • Costa Rica
    • Chile
    • Cuba
    • France
    • Guatemala
    • Mexico
    • Puerto Rico
    • Quebec
    • Spain