Meet Our Talented Teachers!
Nicole, Owner/Language Instructor at Chatty Chameleon
I grew up in Hagerstown, MD and attended Millersville University where I earned my BSE in Spanish Education with a minor in French and a concentration in English as a Second Language. While in college, I lived and studied in both Salamanca, Spain and Tours, France.
I have over 20 years of experience teaching HS Spanish and French in both MD and PA as well as having taught a preschool Spanish class through HCC and designed and taught a Spanish elementary school program at GAES.
I love to travel, experience new cultures, and learn new languages! I have studied Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, and Japanese and would love to learn more!
I know the incredible benefits that language learning provides and the importance of learning a language at a young age. I also know that there are many adults who need some language knowledge for either work or pleasure and I'd love to help them too!
It’s been my dream to provide this type of education to the children and adults of the Tri-State area and I'm so excited that it's finally happening!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Brooke, French Instructor
Brooke Ciccocioppo is a summa cum laude graduate of Lebanon Valley College where she majored in French, spent a semester abroad in the south of France, and dabbled in digital communications.
She currently works at Wilson College and is working on earning her teaching certificate. Brooke resides in Boiling Springs with her fiancé and Great Pyrenees named Marco. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.
She is very excited to be able to share her passion for French with others!
Fancie, American Sign Language Instructor
Fancie Reynolds is the teacher for American Sign Language at Chatty Chameleon.
She has been fasinated by American Sign Language since she was in elementary; falling in love with the language from a TV show about a deaf woman who worked for the FBI that was on when she was young.
She began studying sign and continue to this day! A great thing about sign is that versions of this language exist in many culture groups around the world! It's also a way of communicating that requires your hands, arms, face and shoulders to all be working together to convey the desired message. There is also a rich culture of signers in the deaf/hard of hearing community in America.
She could go on for paragraphs, but her last pitch for sign is this:
"You can talk with your mouth full without grossing anyone out."