Mary O’Donnell | Ad Fontes Academy  

Mary O’Donnell

French and Latin

Mary O’Donnell has a B.A. in Education and Psychology, grew up in Belgium attending French speaking schools, and loves to visit family there whenever possible. Her passion since 1999 has been in teaching and developing curricula for honors and advanced Christian-centered junior and high school level French classes through French IV, specifically geared for fluency and evangelism.  She has a strong desire to encourage struggling learners, and inspires her students to succeed by not only breaking down the material into manageable pieces, but also by her enthusiasm for them and their progress. Mary has been married to her husband, Chris since 1982, and has four adult children, two of whom attended Ad Fontes beginning in 1998. She is a recent nominee for The National Society of High School Scholars, Claes Nobel Education of Distinction, and is a member of the American Association of Teachers of French. À Dieu soit la gloire!