Judith Echano Medina
Judith was born in Spain. She studied French Philology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, finishing her BA studies at the Université de Limoges, France, on an ERASMUS/SOCRATES scholarship. She stayed in France two more years working as a Spanish Conversation Teacher in two public high schools in Vichy and Brioude (where the Marquis de Lafayette spent some of his childhood, and 25 minutes away from the Château Lafayette, where he was born). After returning to Spain, and while being a French teacher, she obtained a Masters in French. She also completed the first year’s Academic Doctorate’s Course in the Doctorate Program “Language, Linguistics, and French and Francophone Literature Studies” with the investigation essay “Spelling mistakes of Hispanophones. Elaboration of a corpus to study spelling mistakes, grammar and French phonetics” at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
After many years teaching in Spain, she applied to the Visiting Teacher Program between Spain and the United States. She was hired by Connersville High School as a Spanish teacher, which she was from 2008 to 2011. In 2011 she started teaching French at the same high school, and she also started teaching French as a Dual Credit. While she was teaching her first year of French, she also obtained a B.A. in English from Indiana University East, where she is also working on a Graduate Certificate for a future Masters in English.
Judith is very passionate about teaching, and always tries to learn about new techniques that will help her students excel. She is the sponsor of the French Club, and has started the CHS French Honor Society, and the Pétanque Club. She is member of the American Association of Teachers of French, and participates in many workshops where she likes to learn about the most up-to-date technology available.
She loves to travel. She has been to many countries in Europe, North, and Central America, and has also visited many places in the U.S. Her interests also include reading, going to the movies, going to the theater, cooking, and crocheting.