“The thing I love most about teaching/working at SWS is… Getting to work with such a talented, thoughtful and dedicated staff.

In my free time I enjoy… spending time with my family, biking, jogging, traveling and reading.

In French class, we use a variety of activities to learn and practice the language: songs, games, physical movements, books, drawing and crafts and dancing. Not only does this appeal to children’s different learning styles, it makes for a fun and engaging classroom environment!

Children are naturally curious and excited learners, and have so much to share and express about their own worlds! Getting to work and engage with them on topics that they enjoy and feel connected to is so inspiring to me. There’s something very special about getting to be a child’s “first” French teacher and helping that child grow and discover.”


Madame Greif holds a BA in French and International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA and a Masters in Teaching in French and ELL from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate in Barcelona, Spain. Before coming to SWS, she was a French and ELL Teacher in Seattle and Shoreline, WA. She is a member of:

  • AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
  • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)