Patricia Haddad was born in Paris, and grew up in France, New York, and Turkey. After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in French Literature, Italian, and Secondary Education from New York University, she began her career teaching French and Italian in the New York City Public Schools. A few years later, she moved to Vermont, where she taught in a French Immersion Program and at the ESL Program at St. Michael’s College in Burlington. Her next position took her to the Middle East for four years, where she headed the ESL program for the ARAMCO Schools in Saudi Arabia. Since coming to Notre Dame, Mrs. Haddad has been teaching French 3, French 3 Honors, French 4, and AP French. Through French Club activities, field trips, and school-wide cultural events, Mrs. Haddad’s students engage in cultural activities that offer a personal experience of the Francophone world. The class atmosphere is one of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement. She continues to travel internationally, to be an avid supporter of the arts and a life-long learner of languages and cultures.