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Faculty & Staff Profile

Effy Bentley

Effy Bentley

Titles: French Teacher
Degrees: BA, English
MA, French as a Foreign Language
MA, French, University of New Mexico

Effy Bentley first came to the US, age 15, as an exchange student. Before leaving, she made a promise that she would come back and become a French teacher in the US. Fast forward 10 years during which she earned a BA in English and a MA in French as a Foreign Language in France and completed many internships teaching French in London, Russia, and Argentina, Effy received a scholarship to study a MA in French at the University of New Mexico. Upon completing her second MA, she worked in an independent school in Albuquerque for 5 years. She taught all levels of French from 6th grade French to French 5 (Seniors).

Effy moved to the Salt Lake City area to follow her husband who was offered a position there. They enjoy doing sports, all outdoors activities, and exploring National Parks. Effy is also an avid runner.

Effy owns a cat, Phoenix and a dog, Firenze, both named after Harry Potter characters. Effy's favorite shoes are Nike Blazers and has owned 6 pairs since she was 17.

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