La Monitrice Principale - Elsie Hendricks

Bonjour ! My name is Elsie Campbell Hendricks, and I have just graduated from Allegheny College, where I studied French, Spanish, German, and music performance. My love of languages was born during the six years I lived in France as a child, where I learned to speak, read, and think à la française. It has been my privilege to work at the French Academy for the past three years, and I am delighted to be taking on the position of Lead Resident Assistant this summer. À très bientôt !
La Monitrice - Emma Rabuse

My name is Emma Rabuse and I am a sophomore at Washington and Lee University. I am a double major in French and global politics, and I am so glad to be back at the French Academy this year! I attended the academy as a student in 2015, and worked as an RA in 2017. I've been learning French for six years now and I am so excited to share what I've learned with our students.

Le Moniteur - Matthew Cullom

My name is Matthew Cullom and I am a senior at Georgetown University majoring in International Economics and minoring in French. As an attendee of the 2012 French Academy, I am very excited to return to Washington & Lee as an RA after graduation this May! I have spent almost two of my last four years working, studying, or traveling in France or Francophone countries. After my sophomore year of college, I moved to northern France, where I worked for local government in a historic town called Saint-Omer. Afterwards, I moved to Paris to study International Relations for two semesters at Sciences Po. Finally, this past summer I had the honor of interning at the U.S. Embassy in Paris for three months. A few of my hobbies include playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, listening to French music, and watching French cinema. This summer I’m most excited to coach the French Academy’s soccer team to victory and watch the French national team compete at the 2018 World Cup in Russia!
Le Moniteur - Alex Rush

My name is Alejandro Samuel Rush, or Alex. I am a first-year student at the University of Virginia studying Foreign Affairs and Arabic. I was born in Lexington, Virginia, but have lived in Spain (where my mother is from) and the United Arab Emirates (2010-2013). I attended the Foreign Language Academy two years ago and had an incredible experience. As such, I look forward to making sure this year's academy attendees have an equally incredible experience.
La Monitrice - Jamie Wulfekuhle

Hi! I’m Jamie Wulfekuhle! I am a French Teacher in Colonial Heights VA. I have my masters in French Teaching from Southern Oregon University. Prior to teaching I was a professional adventurer; I taught English abroad, volunteered with AmeriCorps, and worked with adolescents as a field guide in wilderness therapy. I love dancing, traveling, yoga, playing sports, and creative endeavors.
La Monitrice - Amy Rose

Salut! My name is Amy Rose and I'm a sophomore studying geospatial intelligence and aviation systems engineering at George Mason University. I graduated from the Spanish Academy in 2015 and am very excited to be back as a mono for the French Academy! In addition to learning foreign languages, I like to spend my free time playing with my dogs, watching movies, and rock climbing. Can't wait to meet you, à bientôt!