Foreign Language Faculty

John Garvey (jbgarvey) teaches French 1 and 2, and is on the Technology team for Computer Literacy 1 and 2. He co-sponsors the French Club and co-directs the biannual French Trip. He earned his B.A. at Frostburg State College and his M.S. at the University of Illinois.

Mari Innami (mainnami) teaches Japanese 1, 2, 3, and 4. She received her bachelor's degree at Aoyama-Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, her M.A. at Aurora University in Illinois and is a state-certified teacher of Japanese, grades K-12.

Lynda Lopez (blues) teaches French 3 and 4. She earned her B.A. in Russian at Ferrum College (VA), her M.A. in Russian Literature at UIUC (IL), and earned her certification to teach French and Russian at the middle/high school level from UIUC and earned a second master's (with the first cohort of the online Global Studies in Education Master's degree program at UIUC), in Educational Policy Studies. She co-sponsors the French Club and sponsors the Asian-Media Club. Outside of school, her family (husband and two sons) keeps her on task. The website for her French 3 and 4 classes is

Brian Lauthen (blauthen) teaches Latin 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Juan Socarras (socarras) teaches Spanish 1, 2 , 3, and 4.

Paul Weilmuenster (weilmuen) teaches German 1, 2, 3 and 4. He earned his B.A. at Eastern Illinois University and his M.A. at the University of Illinois.

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