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The Hummingbird Project

Vickie Frémont

Vickie Frémont is an artist, designer, and teacher with dual background –a Cameroonian mother and a French father– currently living and working in New York City. She has lived between two different cultures — African and European, two worlds, and speaks several languages: French, Portuguese, Italian and… Bambara (from Mali). Her formal education includes degrees in anthropology, language, teaching, as well as applied and fine arts. Vickie Frémont is the Founder of My Hands My Tools, a New York organization which provides workshops for girls and women from marginalized communities. Frémont has offered her recycling art workshops to women from marginalized communities in Peru and Sri Lanka, and later to the women of Ambohitra as a way to rebuild a school and support the Island of Sainte Marie in Madagascar in the aftermath of cyclone Ivan. Since then, Vickie Frémont has developed the Hummingbird Project inspired by The Amerindian Legend of The Hummingbird that inspired Wangari Maathai, first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The goal of The Hummingbird Project is to bring everyone’s creativity out, and to provide participants with a break during which the hands regain their primary role: to create. Her artistic practice, which utilizes recycled materials, has led her to be been exhibited both internationally and nationally in venues such as the National Gallery, Zimbabwe; Musée du Quai Branly, France; The United Nations; Museum of Biblical Art; and Bronx Museum in the United States.

Two Centuries of French Education in New York

Jane Flatau Ross

Jane Flatau Ross is an educator with over 40 years’ experience in the field of international education, including a long career at the Lycée Français de New York. She is the founder and President of the French Heritage Language Program, an organization that provides French language instruction and support to Francophone immigrants in the United States. Jane received her BA from Swarthmore College, majoring in history and French, her MA from Hunter College in English, and a PhD in International Education from New York University. Jane is the co-author of a number of scholarly papers and book chapters concerning the development of French Heritage Language programs, bilingual and dual language initiatives. She was awarded the Legion of Honor and the Palmes Académiques by the French government for her service to French education. Jane lives in New York, New York

Sénégal à l’étranger

Maya Angela Smith

Maya Angela Smith is an associate professor in the French and Italians Studies department at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degree at New York University in the joint MA/BA program with the Institute of French Studies. She then received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Romance Languages and Linguistics. Her scholarship broadly focuses on the intersection of racial and linguistic identity formations among marginalized groups in the African diaspora, particularly in the postcolonial francophone world. Her recent book, Senegal Abroad: Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries, was published with the University of Wisconsin Press in January 2019. She is thrilled to publish the French translation, Sénégal à l’étranger, with TBR Books. In addition to her focus on the Senegalese Diaspora, Maya also conducts research on race and language in the French Caribbean and on inclusive pedagogies in the foreign language classroom. Furthermore, she engages in public scholarship, publishing pieces on racial and cultural identity in publications such as the Boston Globe and Nerdist. She is currently working on a biography of septuagenarian Alvenia Bridges who left her mark in the music industry as tour manager to Roberta Black, Rolling Stones, and others. Maya has been the recipient of various grants including the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship, the UW Research Royalty Fund Fellowship, the Simpson Center Society of Scholars, and the Camargo Foundation Fellowship.

Rainbows, Masks, and Ice Cream

Deana Sobel Lederman

Deana Sobel Lederman is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in San Diego, California with her husband and two young sons. She is the author of Rainbows, Masks and Ice Cream, a series of three stories for children about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the webcomic Philip the Sea Lion. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, Barron’s, The Hairpin, the Brooklyn Public Library, Gallery New World Stages in Manhattan, and the New York City Department of Education’s publications. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, Deana was the staff editorial cartoonist for The Daily Californian. She earned national recognition for her editorial cartoons and was a finalist for both the John Locher Memorial Award and the Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Awards. Her comic strip, Roomies, based on the lives of Deana and her six college roommates, was a finalist for MTV U’s Strips contest. In 2008, she received a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she concentrated in copyright and patent law.

One Good Question

Rhonda Broussard

Rhonda Broussard is the founder and CEO of Beloved Community, a national nonprofit committed to sustainable economic equity in schools, workforce, and housing. Broussard is an award-winning education entrepreneur and sought-after public speaker. She is a 28-year educator and researcher who founded and led a network of language immersion and international schools in the US. Broussard studied education in Cameroon, Martinique, metropolitan France, Finland, and New Zealand. Her essays have been featured in The Future of University, North American Edition; Building Bridges, One Leader at a Time; This I Believe, Personal Essays by the Women and Men of Eisenhower Fellowships; IB World magazine, and Forbes Magazine. Rhonda lives in her native Louisiana with her partner, Kim and two children, Olivia and Oscar. Wherever she is in the world, Rhonda can usually be found studying, performing or occasionally teaching dances from the African diaspora. One Good Question is her first book. For more information, visit

The Bilingual Revolution; The Gift of Languages; Conversations on Bilingualism

Fabrice Jaumont

Fabrice Jaumont is the author of The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, which focuses on the development of dual language and immersion programs in public schools across the United States. Fabrice Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University. His research and publications find themselves at the intersection of comparative and international education, education philanthropy, heritage language and multilingual education. He also co-authored The Gift of Languages with Kathleen Stein-Smith, where both authors explore the many advantages of multilingual education and sets the stage for a new paradigm in our approach to teaching and learning languages. The book touches on the issue of foreign language deficit in the US and the changes that need to occur in our schools to better serve our children and our linguistic communities. He is currently working on a new book with us, Conversations on Bilingualism with Ana Ines Ansaldo, Ellen Bialystok, Ofelia García, François Grosjean and Christine Hélot where Fabrice delves deeper into the topics of bilingualism, bilingual education, and cognitive development through a series of conversations with world-renown experts. Fabrice lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Salsa Dancing in Gym Shoes

Alyson Leah Lavigne

Alyson Leah Lavigne is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership at Utah State University. Using her training as an educational psychologist and classroom researcher, Lavigne has conducted research on teacher retention, teachers’ beliefs, teacher supervision and evaluation, and Latinx students’ experiences. Most recently, she has merged her interest in educational policy specifically teacher evaluation, and teaching and motivation in schools that serve Latinx students, in order to focus on instructional practices and leadership in schools that serve diverse youth and dual language learners. In her book, Salsa Dancing in Gym Shoes, Alyson and co-author Tammy Oberg De La Garza traverse the White and Latino cultures on a daily basis, use essays written by Latinx authors to uncover past missteps and explore culturally responsive ways of engaging Latino students in learning. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Erick and two sons, Leonardo and Santiago.

Salsa Dancing in Gym Shoes

Tammy Oberg

De La Garza

Tammy Oberg De La Garza, is an Associate Professor and Director of Dual Language Teacher Leadership at Roosevelt University, and has been involved in educating children and adults for more than 25 years. She began her career as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and teaches and conducts research in dual language, literacy, social equity, and learning within Latino communities. Tammy’s countless hours in women’s ministries, small groups, marriage ministry, and step studies have helped her understand the vital importance of developing healthy relationships with women of varying ages. In her book, Salsa Dancing in Gym Shoes, Tammy and co-author Alyson Leah Lavigne traverse the White and Latino cultures on a daily basis, use essays written by Latinx authors to uncover past missteps and explore culturally responsive ways of engaging Latino students in learning.She lives in Chicago with her husband, Rey and their young adult children, Sierra and Alex.

Can We Agree to Disagree?

Agathe Laurent

Agathe was born in a family with a rich international background, made of stories of immigrations on her maternal side, and on the paternal side, a father who was one of the first in his generation to move to the U.S. for an MBA and start his career there. Only a few months after her birth in Paris, Agathe and her family moved back to the U.S. for a new experience abroad. This became the foundation of her deep aspiration to build herself as a global Citizen of the World and foster her passion for people. Over time, Agathe cultivated her international flair at every occasion, constantly jumping on a plane for a new adventure, catching a work opportunity abroad, or learning a new language. After a year in Chile helping the underserved, Agathe quickly specialized in Market Research: she realized that studying consumer behaviors, no matter the topic, was an opportunity to learn about people and intercultural differences. Since then, Agathe has continued to fulfill her passion for connecting with people, and her curiosity for changing cultures. Propelled by her ability to listen, and to analyze, Agathe quickly climbed the ladder in different organizations before launching her own Marketing Consultancy firm, with offices in Paris and New York, after several years in a leadership role at consultancy firm Kantar. Agathe lives in New York where she raises her three children in a wonderfully bilingual and bi-cultural environment.

Can We Agree to Disagree?

Sabine Landolt

Sabine was born on the West Coast as her father, a young chemical engineer, joined the University of California Berkeley. From the San Francisco Bay area, her family transferred to Los Angeles around the UCLA campus. Her family later moved to Lausanne, Switzerland. The Germanophone family had to learn French, including Sabine’s Dutch mother. But the American culture had an important presence in the family as her brother decided to move back for his master and for working at Silicon Valley. ‘The Polyglot’ became Sabine’s “personal label.” After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, in Switzerland, Sabine transitioned from the creative world to business development. After a first experience in a Swiss German company, Sabine started moving around the world for what she calls “my professional road trip.” Working for well-known multinationals, she was fully immersed in different working styles and management environments. Since then, Sabine has been strongly advocating for how cultural differences impact international business development and human relationships. Sabine moved her family from Milan to New York where she created a branding boutique agency, dim3branding Inc., and added Canada on her road map while mentoring at McGill University’s Entrepreneurship Program in Montreal. Sabine is on the advisory board of Dispersa Inc, a clean tech startup, and co-founded new3plus Inc., a high-end creative makers platform in New York and Sao Paulo, while joining the NEW INC (New Museum incubator).

The Other Shore; Beyond Gibraltar; Mamma in her Village

Maristella de Panniza Lorch

Maristella de Panizza Lorch is Professor Emerita of Italian and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Barnard College and Columbia University, as well as Founding Director Emerita of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. She is the mother of three daughters and the widow of the mathematician Edgar Raymond Lorch. The Other Shore is the closing volume of the trilogy Beyond Gibraltar, following Mamma in her Village and Beyond Gibraltar. She lives in New York.

The Long Trek North; A Journey through Childhood

Darcey Hale

For Darcey Hale, history has been a passion since, as a ten year old, she was introduced to the world of antiquity while residing temporarily among the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal in Yucatan. This experience was the catalyst for her ongoing quest to learn more about those who had lived in a time gone by. She moved to Willsboro, New York and became the guardian of the treasures that the Clark family had left behind. Through their legacy she has lived their lives and now, in her first book, shares the story of the Clark family, as it so vividly portrays nineteenth century life in New York’s Champlain Valley. In The Long Trek North, the first book in a series of five, she invites her reader to come with her on a journey into the past. It begins in the Connecticut Berkshires in 1801 and transports us north with George and Lydia who set forth to Willsborough, New York and, established a family presence in the early days of that town. In her second volume, A Journey through Childhood, she portrays Orrin Clark within the context of life at Willsborough Point, and the daily events that took place there, as well as the impact that events in the broader arena, including the War of 1812, had upon Orrin Clark and the Blinn familyDarcey lives in Willsboro, New York.

The Gift of Languages

Kathleen Stein-Smith

As a dedicated foreign language educator and advocate, Kathleen Stein-Smith is the author of three books and numerous articles about the United States’ foreign language deficit. Her TEDx talk, The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit—”What It Is; Why It Matters; and What We Can Do about It” has been viewed thousands of times, and her blog, “Language Matters.” attracts countless visitors each year. Dr. Stein-Smith is also Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French) Commission on Advocacy. She is a member of the American Translators Association Education and Pedagogy Committee, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Advisory Council, the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Advisory Council, and is a Southern Conference on Language Teaching Sponsor. She also serves as French Language Facilitator at Many Languages One World. She is associate university librarian and adjunct faculty in foreign languages and related areas at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received the French Government’s medal of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques. Kathy lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Immigrant Dreams

Barbara Goldowsky

Barbara Goldowsky has written fiction, poems, and nonfiction articles that have been published by regional and national journals and newspapers. Born in Germany, Barbara came to the United States in 1950 with her mother and her younger brother. The family settled in Chicago, Illinois, where Barbara attended public schools and junior college, majoring in English and journalism. Awarded a scholarship designated for a “deserving foreign-born student,” she studied at the University of Chicago, majoring in political science and receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 1958. At the University of Chicago, fascinated by American literature and creative writing, she joined the staff of the literary magazine, the Chicago Review, just as American literature was being transformed by the Beat poets and writers. After years devoted to marriage and child-raising, Barbara’s writing career began in the early 1980s when she was living in the Hamptons. In 1985, she became a freelance contributor to the Southampton Press, writing articles about the arts, and reviews of books, music, theater. She produced and hosted radio programs that featured interviews with writers and poets for the radio station of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus (now Stony Brook Southampton). In 1989 Barbara helped to found Pianofest in the Hamptons and remained associated with the festival, serving first as general manager and then as publicity and publications manager. In 2016, Barbara moved to her present home in Lasell Village, in Newton, Massachusetts. She considers herself a fortunate immigrant because she was able to realize her twin dreams of attaining a world-class education and of becoming a writer in her adopted language.

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