For the next few months, until the end of the school year, Ms. Erica Paul will be joining the ranks of teachers at LHS as a substitute French teacher. Ms. Paul is an LHS alumni from the class of 2014 and a 2018 graduate of Gettysburg College where she majored in Political Science and French with a minor in Anthropology. Now back at LHS, this time as a teacher, she’s “looking forward to sharing [her] love for French culture and language, and to show that there are opportunities beyond what students normally think of.” Mrs. Paul lived in France for the 2018-2019 school year working as an English teacher at a French highschool and she is really excited to bring her “lived experience” to students at LHS.
While at LHS some of Mrs. Paul’s favorite teachers included Mrs. Kathleen Epaul –Chair of the World Language Department and Mrs. Kathleen Wells –her Statistics teacher. Mrs. Paul says she stayed in contact with these teachers after graduation and the skills she learned here really helped in college. At LHS and in college Mrs. Paul played tennis and it is still her hobby today.
After finishing college Mrs. Paul worked for Boston’s National Park Service and interned at Rosie’s Place –the first women’s shelter in the country, where she taught English level 1 literacy. Mrs. Paul is heading off to law school in September and aspires to be a children’s advocacy lawyer.