About Me

My Background

I received my bachelor's degree in education with a major in French and my master's degree in curriculum and instruction. During my 29 years in the classroom I developed my knowledge of best practices in world language education by taking courses, attending conferences, reading professional publications and participating in a variety of online forums.  In 2016 I was selected as the Ohio Foreign Language Association Teacher of the Year. 

My Experience

I have provided professional development to world language teachers by presenting workshops at the local, state and regional levels as well as through my blog, Madame's Musings. I am now using my experience with standards-based unit design and proficiency-based instruction and assessment to provide on-site workshops to teachers interested in updating their practice to reflect current standards. In addition, I am available to assist school districts in the process of updating their world language curriculum to reflect best practices in world language instruction and assessment.

My Services

 I am available to provide on-site workshops on the following topics:

  • Creating Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)
  • Designing Standards-Based Units
  • Using Authentic Resources to Facilitate Communication 
  • Revising Curriculum to Reflect Current Best Practices

Additional workshops can be tailored to the participants' needs.  


Lisa Shepard, Consultant

(913) 951-0028

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