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World Languages

World Languages Department Vision Statement

The World Languages Department of St. Mary’s Academy fosters the knowledge and application of foreign language and an appreciation and respect for world cultures. As a result, students will have the foundation and motivation to develop a global perspective.


Shannon Sonn, Department Chair

BA Literature, Georgetown University
MA American Studies, Columbia University

Maron Faulkner

BA French, Colorado College
MA French, New York University

Ben Peterson

BA English and the Classics, University of Oregon
MA Classics, University of Oregon

Art Rojas

BA Spanish, Whitman College

Dena Stock-Marquez
BA Spanish, Portland State University
MAT Spanish, Portland State University

Marsi Thelin

BA French, University of Oregon
MA French, University of California, Santa Barbara