"Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the twenty-first century." - Greg Roberts
Phone: (716)816-3220 ext. 2216
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English, Creative Writing (Wesleyan University) B.A. French (Wesleyan University) M. Ed. Urban Childhood Education, 1-6 TESOL, K-12 (Canisius College) Certified in NYS: English for Speakers of Other Languages, K-12 Childhood Education, 1-6
Hello and welcome to my web page!
My name is Ms. Gagné (GON.YAY) and I am an English as a New Language teacher at Frank A. Sedita Academy! This is my second year of teaching in the Buffalo Public Schools District and I am excited to work with students and families to learn more about the communities. My pronouns are she/her and they/them.
I am currently pursuing my Master's in Urban Childhood Education with a TESOL extension at Canisius College, here in Buffalo.
Facts about me include:
♦ bilingual in French and English
♦ write poetry and essays in my free time
♦ read at least thirty books each year
♦ have lived in California, Washington, Texas, Georgia, Connecticut, and New York
In order to reach all of my families in their home languages, I use two text-messaging services, ClassDojo and TalkingPoints.
ClassDojo is a free communication platform for teachers, students, and parents to share photos, videos, and messages on Class Stories and through private messaging featuring Dojo points and translating into 30+ languages.
TalkingPoints is a free communication platform for teachers and families to send and receive messages in the application and on mobile devices in their preferred languages, translating into 100+ languages. Families receive and can send messages in their home language and it will be translated before being received by the teacher.
Join our ClassDojo.
Download the TalkingPoints application here.