Lori DeWeese-Streeter earned a B.A. in French Literature from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Diplôme d’études spécialisées (D.E.S.) in Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, specifically F.L.E.S., from the Université de Mons-Hainaut in Belgium.
Awards include Southeastern Louisiana University’s undergraduate study abroad scholarship as well as the Study abroad scholarship offered by the Department of French(2000); The Demengeaux graduate scholarship awarded by C.O.D.O.F.I.L.(Le Conseil pour le développement du Français en Louisiane)(2001) in conjunction with la Communauté française de Belgique; Professeur du Lauréat(American Association of Teachers of French-National French Contest)(2014).
Ms. Streeter completed two undergraduate semesters abroad both in Beaucaire, France and Trois-Rivières, Québec. She spent a high school summer in Grenoble, France with an exchange family and performed her graduate work in the French Community of Belgium (Mons). She is the product of C.O.D.O.F.I.L.’s endeavor to preserve Louisiana’s French culture by funding French language instruction in Louisiana public elementary schools. She was an accepted presenter at the AATF(American Association of Teachers of French) convention in Martinique in 2018 and the NECTFL (Northeast Conference of Teaching of Foreign Languages) in New York City in 2019.
She taught all levels of French at the high School and college levels for ten years in New Hampshire and Louisiana and hopes to now incorporate this hands-on experience in future graduate research in Applied Sociolinguistics and Comparative French Literature, both with world language pedagogy at the forefront.