French teacher Karine Bruno joined the upper school world languages department, bringing 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom. Bruno will teach French II, French II Honors and French III to upperclassmen.
Bruno attended Nice University in the south of France, received certification in Paris and gained seven years of teaching experience in France. In 2006, Bruno moved to the United States, where she taught at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles and Holy Family High School.
Bruno said that her passion for teaching stems from her love of sharing the French language with others. Her passion for culture also draws her to travel and swing dance in her free time, Bruno said.
As a member of the faculty, Bruno said she hopes to learn new teaching strategies, communicate well with her team and create strong bonds with students. She views the language laboratory as a valuable tool and looks forward to using it with her students, she said.
“I was very attracted to Harvard-Westlake because of its excellence, the importance placed on academics and the strength of the education,” Bruno said. “It reminds me of the traditional French high school structure.”