Claire Gallou

I choose to work at Andover because as a faculty member here, I can be useful not only as a skilled teacher, but also as a mentor, guide, resource, and team member in everything I do, day in and day out, from the classroom to the studio to the dorm. I'm passionate about my work and always dreamed of living on a campus, so I'm living my dream here. I was born and raised in France, where I started as a teacher of English as a Second Language. I came to the U.S. in 2000 to pursue a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA I also taught for the French and Comparative Literature departments. In 2005, I moved to the East Coast to teach French and World Literature at the College of the Holy Cross, before joining Andover. In addition to my many roles at Phillips Academy, I created and led the Piette Program in France as part of the Learning in the World initiative for off-campus, experiental learning. My fields of specialization include translation, literary theory and philosophy, communicative pedagogy, mindfulness, and student support. I live on campus with my two daughters Ellen and Anna.

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