Nancy Grey
Nancy GreyCo-Director, Co-Founder

Dr. Grey is a highly experienced teacher of French, and has taught language and literature to students from 3rd grade through university. Before joining the Spence faculty in 2002, she taught French at the University of South Alabama, Duke University, and English in Lyon, France. Dr. Grey, a former head of the Spence Department of Modern and Classical Languages, currently teaches in the Middle and Upper Schools at Spence and is the Upper School Dean of Student Life and Leadership. She is passionate about language acquisition, and incorporates authentic materials and experiences in her classroom teaching.

Dr. Grey received her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Literature from Duke University, and her BA in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College. In her free time, she enjoys studying languages, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Michael Maloy
Michael MaloyCo-Director, Co-Founder
A native of South Florida, Michael Maloy has taught English in Spain as well as Spanish in the United States. During his time in Spain, Mr. Maloy was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to research the work of Federico García Lorca and the avant-garde movements that flourished in Spain at the beginning of the twentieth century. He holds three master’s degrees: one in comparative literature from the University of Georgia, a second in Spanish literature from New York University and a third in applied linguistics from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. In 2001, after teaching language and literature in Spain, New York University and the Cooper Union, Mr Maloy joined the faculty at the Dalton School, where he spent 10 years as assistant high school director and chair of the department of modern and classical languages. In July 2011 Mr. Maloy joined the Chapin School as head of the Upper School.
Elsy Bello
Elsy BelloSpanish Teacher
Ms. Bello, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, is passionate about languages. When she is not teaching Spanish, she enjoys studying French and Italian. Ms. Bello loves to incorporate music, dance, and art into her teaching. She has been teaching Spanish in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools at The Spence School for 9 years. This will be her fourth year teaching in the Interschool Language Immersion program.
Elena Rocha
Elena RochaSpanish Teacher
Ms. Rocha has been teaching Spanish in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools at The Spence School for over 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, spending time at the beach, and traveling with her family to Portugal in the summer. Ms. Rocha holds a BA in Romance Languages (French and Spanish) from New York University. This will be her second year teaching in the Interschool Language Immersion Program.
Julia Anderson
Julia AndersonFrench Teacher
Ms. Anderson was born and educated in Paris, France where she studied at the Lycée Condorcet and then pursued law at the University of Paris-Tolbiac.  She moved to the United States in 2001, where she began her teaching career at the Alliance Française of Chicago. After moving to New York City in 2005, she has taught at the Alliance Française, Marymount Manhattan College, and the New School.  She joined the Modern Languages Department at Nightingale-Bamford school  in 2008, where she teaches Middle and Upper School French.  In her free time, she enjoys movies, yoga, and theater and spending time with her two sons. Ms. Anderson is thrilled to start her third year teaching in the Interschool Language Immersion program.
Dominique Bernard
Dominique BernardFrench Teacher
A native of France, Mr. Bernard has extensive experience teaching French as a second language, and participating in various projects in different institutions both in France and in the US. A former teacher at the Lycée Français and the French Institute in New York, he has been teaching at the Browning School for many years. Over his career, Mr. Bernard has been responsible for a wide range of educational and pedagogical activities such as acting, cooking, arts and film making. He is also an avid runner, and when he is not teaching, running or watching a classic movie, you can find him traveling somewhere around the world. He holds a BA of Science in Education. Mr. Bernard is very excited to work again this summer at the Interschool Language Immersion Program.
Cynthia Ho-Donaldson
Cynthia Ho-DonaldsonMandarin Teacher
Ms. Ho-Donaldson, a native of Taiwan, has taught Chinese language and literature to students in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School at Spence School for 9 years. She is passionate about teaching practices that interest, motivate, and inspire language learners. She loves to expose students to Chinese songs and cultural activities, as she enjoys seeing students singing, dancing, making dumplings, and so on, along with developing their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge in Chinese. She also loves to take students for Chinese cultural exploration in Chinatown and Flushing. She also loves to engage students in discussions of China-US relations throughout history. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, biking, hiking, and traveling. Ms. Ho-Donaldson holds an M.A. in TESOL from Tamkang University, Taiwan, and another Masters of Education in International Education, specializing in Bilingualism, from Teachers College, Columbia University. This will be her second year teaching in the Interschool Language Immersion Program.

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