Brigitte de Wever
381 First Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788 0704
Place & date of Birth:
Dual citizen, France/USA
Teaching French Language grades 7-12 and adults.
French Text books writing, translation and editing.
French History and literature, History of French women.
Writing and directing French plays for students.
Promotion of French as a second Language.
Graduate student, NYU 1999-2003
New York University, New York, NY,
Master Degree Program in French Language and Civilization.
Classes in nineteenth century literature, political culture,
French culture history, translation. Spring 2003
1998-2001- Cite and UFT course work totaling 30 credits of Graduate level
education and special education courses, including teaching Languages across content area, teaching second language 7-12, reading and literature, school curriculum development.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1980
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri,
Double Major in Fashion Design and Graphic Design.
Undergraduate Courses, 1975-1976
Sorbonne, Paris, Courses in Plastic Arts, Art History and Languages.
Baccalauréat Arts, Lettres et Philosophie, 1975
Centre National d’Education par Télécommunication, Paris.
Window Designer Diploma, Honor First Place, 1972.
Centre de Formation Artistique, Bordeaux.
2010-2011 Participation to seminar of the “Crises Intervention”
2007-2008 Certificate of participation to seminar of the “ Quality School-Based Mentoring”
2004 New York Film Academy, classes in acting for films.
2002 Participant in the summer Confratute program, University of Connecticut, workshop in gifted education and talent development.
1998 Participant in the Leadership Program for teachers in private schools. Look at museums and the treasure of New York city to develop creative curriculum, with the participation of NYU for architecture, Pace University for internet courses, The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, et-cetera.
French Language Teaching Experience
2008-2012 Teacher Leader for the Foreign Language Department,
French Teacher, William Alexander School M.S.51, Brooklyn, NY. Grade 6 to 8. My students in French won for several years the Tri-State French Embassy competition.
2000-2007 Creator and coordinator of the “ Student of the Month “ award program. Each month top students in 52 classes are recognized with an award certificate, a pin, their photo and their name on the school bulletin board.
1995-2000 French Teacher, Saint Saviour Elementary School, Brooklyn, New York. Created French department and designed curriculum for 5 through 8 grade.
1991-1996 French Teacher (part time), The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, New York, grade 3 and 4.
Additional Business Experience and published work.
2003-present Freelance writing and editing.
• 6000+ Essential French words, Living Language, Random House Company, 2004. Writing a French English dictionary with exercises, dialogues and sample sentences in both languages.
• Cracking the SAT French subject test 2007-2008 Edition, The Princeton Review, Inc, 2007. (Rewriting and editing )
• French, Daily French phrases & Culture Calendar, Living Language, Random House Company, 2005 to present. (Editing and reviewing)
• Take your French Further! Beyond the basics, Living Language, Random House Company, 2005. (Editor and reviewer)
• Behind the Wheel French level 1, Macmillan Audio, 2008. (Rewriting and Editing)
1978-Present French language translator with expertise in technical and legal documents.
1983-1991 Freelance product, packaging & graphic designer. Clients included: Avon Products, Brandeis Intsel & Co, Luigi Jazz dance Company, Elizabeth Arden Inc., Estée Lauder and Crocodile Books.
1983-1984 Design Manager, Estée Lauder, New York. Designer and project manager for bottles design, packaging and gifts with purchase.
1981-1983 Designer, George Gotlib, Inc New York. Design consultant for clients including: Diane Von Furstenberg, Inc, Fleishman Distilling Co., The Parfumer’s Workshop, and Mercantile International.
1980-1981 Designer, Overlock Howe Consulting Group, Inc, St Louis, MO. Design consultant for clients including: Ralston Purina Company and General Electric.
1972-1976 Window Designer, Dewachter (French Fashion Store), Bordeaux, France. Responsible for 15 windows and store interior decoration.