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World Languages Faculty

Betancourt, Sophia — World Languages Faculty, Spanish

Sophia was born and raised in the Poconos, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School and received her bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with concentrations in education, communications, and American Sign Language. Before joining the Charter Arts community, she had been teaching Spanish to grades K-10 at a small private school. In addition to teaching, she has volunteered at the election polls, camps for deaf children, and various causes in Puerto Rico. Already familiar with implementing individualized and project-based curriculum, she is excited to incorporate students’ love and passion for the arts into their Spanish education. READ MORE

Gournet, Virginie — World Languages Faculty- French
610-868-2971 Ext. 2426

Virginie Gournet is a French native. She was born and raised in France. She has taught at The Episcopal Academy in Newton Square, as well as, Moravian Academy in Bethlehem. She was very instrumental in a French exchange program in Nancy, France. She organized summer camps, conversation table and tutoring classes for adults and children. She was the President and the National French Contest Administrator for the American Association of Teachers of French in the Lehigh Valley. Virginie is an advocate of the French language. READ MORE

Leonor-Hernandez, Jasmine — World Languages Faculty, Spanish

Jasmine Leonor Hernandez is a graduate of DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education. During her undergraduate, she was able to study abroad in Segovia, Spain. Jasmine is currently enrolled in the Master of Education program at DeSales University.  Before working at Charter Arts, Jasmine was a Family Engagement Partner for the Head Start program in Allentown. Jasmine also has experience working with ESL students in Bethlehem. READ MORE

Stoop, Florentine — Chair, World Languages Department
610-868-2971 Ext. 2222

Mx. Stoop joined the Charter Arts community in 2017, teaching two levels of Chinese.  Since then, they have grown and developed the Mandarin program to its current state - offering four levels of Mandarin courses. Mx. Stoop is passionate about languages and communication.  They received their B.A. in East Asian Studies and Chinese from Ursinus College.  They lived in Nanjing, China in 2015, studying Mandarin, Chinese culture, and exploring mainland China.  Some of their favorite places they visited were Xi'an, Hangzhou, Dunhuang, and Shanghai.  They are excited to share their knowledge and experience with students. READ MORE