This site is no longer being updated. †Please visit our new site at:†
M. Shane Strickland, dept. chair
My ultimate goal is to inspire my students to continue their studies in French for the duration of their high school careers. Being the sole French teacher at YHS, I have the unique opportunity to work with the same students year after year. Not only do I get to see each one of them progress in French, I get to watch them grow as individuals and make amazing contributions to our school culture.
Professionally, I'm a member of the California Language Teachers Association, American Association of Teachers of French, and the Inland Empire Foreign Language Association. I'm a huge advocate for world languages and actively participate in a variety of events promoting second language acquisition.
Outside of the classroom, I'm a professional bowler on the PBA Western Regional Tour and the coach of the YHS Bowling team. Go Thunderbirds!