Terri Hammatt began her career in language and intercultural education while working with Boston University’s Overseas Programs in Heidelberg, Germany. She then taught French and French immersion for 20 years in East Baton Rouge Public Schools. As the district’s Teacher of the Year, she moved on to serve as supervisor of world languages and immersion programs at the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). During Terri’s tenure at the LDOE, she facilitated the World Language and Immersion Content Standards and led the creation of the Référentiel de compétences linguistiques for immersion programs, the Référentiel de compétences professionelles, and multiple unit plans in Spanish and French for language arts teaching.
Terri has served on the Executive Boards of the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages, CODOFIL (the state agency Council for the Development of French in Louisiana), LFLTA, and the Louisiana Consortium of Immersion Schools. She is a long-time member of ACTFL and NCSSFL and has presented multiple times at state, national, and international conferences. She is a formatrice labelisée for both the Diplôme d’études de langue française (DELF) and for TV5Monde. Terri graduated with a B.A. in French and Psychology from Gettysburg College, and an M.A. and Education Specialist from Louisiana State University.