Foreign Language Faculty

John Garvey (jbgarvey) teaches French 1 & 2, and is on the Technology team for Computer Literacy 1 and 2. He co-sponsors the French Club, co-directs the biannual French Trip, and is the co-sponsor for the freshman class. He earned his B.A. in English and French at Frostburg State College in Maryland and his M.S. in Comparative Literature, as well as all doctoral coursework, at the University of Illinois with a concentration on French and British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries. He is the proud father of three Uni alumna and father-in-law of two Uni alumni.

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. In addition to teaching French, she co-leads student language-based trips to France every other summer, and completed a second master's (in the online Global Studies in Education Master's degree program at UIUC), in Educational Policy Studies. Outside of school, her family (husband and two sons) keeps her on task. She is the co-sponsor of French Club and co-sponsor of Asian-Media/Anime Club. Her class website 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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