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Bonjour! My name is Linda Gradeler and I am a French I teacher at Southview Middle School. I am at school every weekday from 7:45 - 11:45 a.m. Before joining the staff at SV, I taught at bilingual schools in Valbonne, France and Palo Alto, California. I also was a French adjunct instructor at Drake Univerity. I am originally from Iowa, but have lived in France for many years. When I was a university student, I went on a language exchange program to Paris. I met my future husband and ended up staying in France! I have three daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter. In my spare time, I love taking my Pomeranian puppy for a walk, reading, birdwatching, and spending time with my family and friends. My mission at SV is to give quality French instruction and hopefully inspire my students to fall in love with the French language and culture. Merci!