Meet Our 2016-2017 Secondary School Foreign Language Department!

Learning a foreign language is a critical component of preparing our students for learning, achievement and service in a 21st century global society. 

Ashley Cox fell in love with the French language during her first day of high school French class in small-town Ohio. She fell hard enough to go on to pursue a B.A. in French from Indiana University and then an M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then spent two years in Paris, France working as an English instructor at Université Paris X-Nanterre. Her travels then took her to New York City, where she taught both English and French at a private language school in Manhattan. Ms. Cox joined the St. Benedict Prep community as a French teacher in 2013 and continues to share her passion for French with the secondary school. She’s excited to also start sharing all things francophone with sixth grade this year!

Erico Ramirez graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012 while living in San Antonio, Texas where he was born and raised. His areas of study include Spanish/Latin American culture, literature, and linguistics. He also studied journalism and worked with San Antonio's largest bi-lingual newspaper. His passion for culture, heritage, and language lead him to teaching Spanish. This is his second year teaching at St. Benedict Preparatory. He looks forward to making educational connections with his students in the Secondary School.