Teaching about life through French

Even teachers believe her style of teaching works for the students.

"She's very thorough, and years and years of teaching have shown her what works best for the students," said Miller. "Her students never seem overly frustrated with her class. It's something for me to strive for."

McFetridge cares a great deal about her students, the community and the environment.

"If you live in the community and get to know the families, there's more of a connection," McFetridge said of her teaching philosophy. "It's the idea of an extended family and it takes a village to raise a child."

Karee Magee is a student correspondent from Northeastern Clinton Central School in Jessica Mehrman's journalism class.

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