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Language

Dr. Jordan Almanzar

Foreign Language Department Chair

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Courses:

Latin 1 Latin 2 Latin 3 AP Latin Prose & Poetry

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2014-15 School Year

Jordan teaches all levels of Latin and also serves as the languages advisor for Kolbe Academy. He converted to the Catholic Church in 2010 following several years of intense prayer and resistance. In 2017, he earned a Ph.D. in History and Literature of Ancient Christianity from Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany. He and his wife live in Kentucky with their four children.

Mrs. Suzanne Brown

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Courses:

First Form Latin Latin 1

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2016-17 School Year

Suzanne Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts in Classical Languages from Texas Tech University. She has taught Latin, Classical Mythology, and Latin and Greek Etymology at the college, secondary, and elementary levels. Her favorite classical authors include Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, and Homer. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Brown has coached track and field at the high school level. Personal interests include photography, cooking, reading, gardening, and SEC football. Mrs. Brown currently resides just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and seven children.

Rebecca DeVendra

Rebecca DeVendra

Courses:

Second Form Latin Latin 2

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2018-19 School Year

Rebecca DeVendra graduated from Franciscan University in 2010 with her B.A. in Classics and is a graduate of Kolbe Academy’s Homeschool program. She spent six years working for an online school that served public school districts, authoring and co-authoring high school humanities courses such as Latin, Art History, and several English electives. Rebecca now resides in Boston with her husband and their children, where she spends time writing speculative short fiction and studying realist drawing and painting at an atelier.

Mrs. Jenni Mammola

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Courses:

French 1 French 1 Lab French 2 French 2 Lab

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2017-18 School Year

Jenni Mammola has been teaching French for nearly 14 years. She holds a B.A. in French and Journalism from Baylor University and an M.A. in French from San Francisco State University. Jenni first fell in love with the French language in junior high, and then knew it was her calling to pursue a lifelong study of the language and culture when she attended the Baylor in Paris study abroad program while an undergrad. From there, she spent time working with preschoolers and grade-schoolers at French immersion schools in the San Francisco Bay area while pursuing her Master’s degree. Most recently, she has spent the past 12 years teaching French and English at a large Catholic high school in Northern California. Now that her family is moving across the country, Jenni is excited to be joining the Kolbe community and the world of online teaching. She is a new transplant to Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, David, and their four children.

Mrs. Bernadette Nadau du Treil

Courses:

Spanish 1 Spanish 1 Lab Spanish 2 Spanish 2 Lab Spanish 3

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2019-20 School Year

Bernadette Nadau du Treil is a first generation Texan whose mother was from Colombia and her father from New Orleans. She earned her BA in Spanish from the University of Dallas and has lived, worked and studied in the following Spanish speaking countries: Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and Spain.

She met her husband while studying an academic year at the University of Navarra and together they have four children. She worked at a small Catholic School for 15 years teaching ESL and was an active member of the Pastoral Committee. Now with her two older sons studying at the University of Navarra, she and her husband have decided to move back to Texas with their two younger daughters.

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