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 French
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

  • Our French program was recognized as an "Exemplary Program with Honors" by the American Association of Teachers of French in 2018 and 2020.  We are the first program in Pennsylvania to receive this recognition.
  • 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 22 language teachers in Pennsylvania in 2020.
  • 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 2021 tours include Costa Rica / Panama and France / Switzerland.
  • We have lived and/or studied in numerous Francophone and Hispanic regions including:
    • Argentina
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • France
    • Guatemala
    • Mexico
    • Puerto Rico
    • Quebec
    • Spain