New teacher: Jerome Hermeline

Jonathan Seymour

Native French speaker Jerome Hermeline will teach French III, French III Honors and French IV at the Upper School this year.

Hermeline was born in northern France, and he spent seven years in Paris studying at the Sorbonne.

Last year was Hermeline’s first year of substitute teaching French at the Alliance Francaise in Newport Beach.

“I left [Alliance Francaise] because it was a subbing job, and I wanted a full-time job,” Hermeline said.

Hermeline chose Harvard-Westlake because he liked the atmosphere he found here.

“At every other school that I visited, the people there seemed to be sad and they were sulking, but when I came here, everyone was smiling and welcoming,” he said.