|Moniteur Principal- David Gálvez
Salut à toutes et tous,
My name is David (pronounced as “Dahbeed”) Gálvez. I plan to major in Romance Languages and minor in Education Policy and Computer Science as a student at Washington and Lee University. I am very passionate about foreign languages and, without a doubt, this interest was strengthened through my own experience as a participant of the 2016 French Academy. I am excited to say that this summer I have the privilege of working with all of you as your Moniteur Principal.
Bonjour, je m'appelle Neville Permel. I study French and Spanish at Virginia Commonwealth University where I just finished my third year. I also spend a semester in Caen, France studying at the University of Caen-Normandy. I hope after graduating to teach English as a foreign language in France.
In addition to foreign languages I also love the arts. I play upright bass in the VCU symphony and I went to arts academies all throughout middle and high school. I'm also a huge theater geek and love basically any kind of performance.
I'm so excited to be working as a mono this semester and I'm so excited to get to know all of the students. À bientôt.
Salut! My name is Jordan Hostetter and I am currently a Junior at Virginia Tech with a double major in National Security & Foreign Affairs and French. The French language and its culture has been a passion of mine for nearly a decade now, and I can't wait to share my experiences and love for French with you all! I attended the academy in 2016, and my time there as an académicienne was truly unforgettable, and I'm so excited to return as a mono. I enjoy playing sports, listening to music/attending concerts and eating foods of cultures that differ from my own. Again, I can't wait to meet you all and I'll see everyone soon!
Salut! My name is Amy and I am very happy to be back at Governor's School for the 3rd time! I attended the Spanish Academy in 2015 and worked as a mono and Portuguese teacher at the French Academy in 2018. I graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with my BS in Geography and Aviation Systems Engineering and currently I am in their MS program in Geospatial Intelligence. In my free time, I love to play the violin in a university chamber trio, fly general aviation airplanes, and play with my 2 dogs. I can't wait to get to know all of you!
Salut! My name is Sydney Nolley and I’m a rising sophomore at the University of Lynchburg. I am a double major in French and Political Science, and work as a French tutor in our Language Lab. I am so excited to be working as a Monitrice at the French Academy this year, as I attended the Academy in 2018. I’ve been learning French for 6 years and am thrilled to have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned and my passion for the language and culture with this year’s académiciens. Outside of classes, I enjoy reading and am involved in a book club at my school! I am also involved with the Lynchburg Democrats and a club called GirlLove on campus. I love musicals and comedy tv shows as well as French music and shows. I can’t wait to meet everyone participating this year and have a wonderful time at the Academy!
Bonjour ! My name is Bryan Dubois and I’m doing a master’s degree in International Law at the University Paris Nanterre. I graduated last year from the same university with a French law degree.As you all guessed I’m French-American and what an honor it is to have this dual citizenship.
I’ve been living my entire life in the city of Ermont which is in the suburbs of Paris.
I love Football (the European one ! i can't call it soccer, sorry) and Geopolitics.
I am very excited to be a moniteur at the French Academy this summer, and I can’t wait to meet you all!