Area: World Languages

Name: Amanda Gillis
Title: Upper School Latin Instructor & Eagle Publication Sponsor
Email: agillis@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222
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Mrs. Gillis holds a B.A. from East Carolina University and an M.A. from The University of Florida.  Amanda teaches Latin in grades 9-12. She has served the Academy since 2009 and has been an educator since 2000.

Name: Madison Katz
Title: Latin Instructor
Email: mkatz@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222
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Ms. Katz, an alumna of the Fayetteville Academy, graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Applied Psychology. In addition to teaching at the Academy, Madison is a licensed EMT and part-time student at Fayetteville State University, taking pre-medical classes. She has over eight years of experience working with children in instructional and medical capacities. Madison is an avid Scouter and has a passion for travelling and learning new languages. 

Name: Grace L. Lee
Title: Lower/Middle School Spanish Instructor
Email: glee@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3221
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Mrs. Lee has degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Fayetteville State. She is also a member of Pi Lambda Theta and has been with the Academy since 2014.

Name: Maria Marquez
Title: Chair, World Languages Department
Email: mmarquez@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3226
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Mrs. Márquez holds a B.A.  and a M.A. from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.  Maria has taught Spanish and French for the past 30 years in public and private institutions.  Mrs. Márquez is also the World Languages Department Chair.

Name: Marcela Ovalle
Title: Spanish Instructor
Email: jovalle@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3224
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Mrs. Ovalle received both a BS and an MA in Foreign Language Education from the University of Antioquia in Colombia. She has five years of teaching experience at the college and high school levels and worked for the Houston Astros Major League baseball organization, teaching English as a Second Language to several of their minor league players. Mrs. Ovalle has also been a presenter at several symposiums, conferences, and workshops. She has loved teaching and learning languages since she was a little girl. She sees languages as windows to look at the world from different perspectives and wants to transmit that passion and love to her students. Mrs. Ovalle loves travelling, reading, and cooking Colombian food like empanadas, arepas, and paisa dish.