About the Teacher

Ms. JoEllen Delamatta



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. JoEllen Delamatta

Position: French Teacher and WL department chair
Location: JHHS Room 2403
Phone: 540-662-3471 ext. 45211

 Twitter:  @khadyy_cisse



  • B.A. French, Religion- Baylor University
    M.A. Christian Thought : Trinity International University
    M.S  International Education CAIRN University


    • Mother of three adult daughters who are all bilingual and gainfully employed after completing their university training.
    • Lived and taught almost two decades outside the USA while living in France (13 years) Senegal(3 years) Ethiopia (10 weeks) Seoul, Korea (summer program), Haiti (winter program)
    • Back in the USA since 2006,teaching at WPS since 2009.
    • Global education is my passion working with diverse students from various backgrounds.  Being an IEARN educator since 2016 has expanded opportunities for me and my students through virtual exchange, collaborative planning, collegial discussions, project based learning and physical exchange in country. Language learning is ONE of the ways connection builds a bridge towards culture and deeper learning!


Professional Accolades


    •      American Association of Teachers of French (AATF-2006-present))
    •      Golden Gavel Teacher (2018, 2015)
    •      Dorothy Ludwig excellence in teaching Foreign Language award by AATF
    •      Grand Concours National French Exam Teacher 
    •      International Who’s Who of Professional
    •      Phi Eta Sigma- Alpha Lambda Delta-University Honor society






Handley Activities

    • Sponsor-Societe Honoraire Francaise
    • Sponsor-French Club
    • Education First Travel Coordinator -2007-present
    • Leadership Institute WPS -2011
    • Bridge Training IEARN-2016-present
    • IEARN facilitator Global Trends GO4ALL project 
    • Global Teaching Dialogue-US State department 2018