Faculty/Staff Bio

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Courtney Vris

Wake Forest University, B.A.; Middlebury College, M.A.



Work Phone: 860-945-7955

Year Appointed: 2012

As a student at Hotchkiss, Courtney ran cross-country, played tennis and served abroad through Global Works, for which she was awarded a grant to perform community service in the form of clearing sites for archaeological documentation in Lastours, France. After Hotchkiss, she earned a bachelor’s in French at Wake Forest University, where she wrote an honors thesis, worked as a human development teaching assistant, graduated magna cum laude, minored in education and earned a K-12 teaching license for Foreign Language. She has served as a teaching intern in French in Forsyth, NC, and studied abroad through Boston University’s Paris Internship Program, translating and working as a marketing intern for an entrepreneurial wine tasting company in Paris. Additionally, she worked summers as an assistant tennis instructor in Fairfield, CT. After Wake Forest, she briefly worked as a volunteer for Legal Momentum: Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City before moving to Paris, where she worked as an independent tutor in English and served as an English teaching assistant. She then enrolled in Middlebury College’s French graduate program in Paris, concentrating on French Literature and defending a thesis on contemporary poetry, for which she received the Prix Frieda Derdeyn Bambas. At Taft, Courtney teaches French, coaches the debate team and boys’ thirds tennis and lives in Vogelstein.

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