Lucas (Luke) Stratton, Ph.D. Candidate, 2010

After Berkeley, Luke pursued a career in secondary and high school education, teaching French at Bentley School in Lafayette, CA for six years. After a brief stint in Minnesota, where he mostly taught French to toddlers and elementary students at a company called Language Sprout, Luke now teaches French and Russian at the Friends School of Baltimore. Established in 1956, the Friends School Russian program allows students to begin their studies of Russian in 6th grade and even provides earlier exposure to the language in its lower school. Here is a learning choiceboard that Luke is developing for his Middle School students– it would serve for other beginning students of Russian as well.