FHA teachers are the heart of our company. They are passionate, creative, and experienced university level teachers with Master's degrees or higher. Our teachers receive mid-semester and final semester feedback, quarterly reviews and observations, and actively participate in the Fisher Hart Training and Development Program. This program provides curricular support and professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge with the goal of fostering a strong academic community of superior instructors.
NAME: Morgan Fisher Lopez
Morgan has 10+ years of language teaching experience. She completed her Master's at Florida State University and her PhD coursework at the University of Virginia. She has taught different age groups, including middle school, high school, and university level students as well as adult learners. She has taught online and hybrid courses at small language schools and large universities and has been a private tutor for many years as well. She believes incorporating technology into the classroom is valuable for language learners and for the past two years she has taught virtual Spanish courses to homeschool students. Morgan also completed a two year professional development training program at the University of Virginia, "Tomorrow's Professors Today" in which she designed curriculum, taught seminars to undergraduate and graduate students on course development, and participated in numerous seminars and workshops about how to become a better teacher. She is a passionate language learner herself and hopes to one day become a polyglot. When she's not busy teaching, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, son, and dog.
NAME: Deborah Lee Hartranft
Deborah has 10 years of language teaching experience (Spanish in the United States and English in Spain and Brazil). She completed her Master's in Spanish Linguistics at Florida State University and continued to get her TESOL and Business English Certification. She has experience teaching students of all ages, from pre-school to high school to the university level. She is always prepared, organized, and brings an energetic presence to the classroom. She is also experienced at using technology in the classroom (Power Point presentations, Blackboard, videos, music) to organize material and present it in a meaningful way. Deborah is experienced in teaching in diverse classroom environments, from private, to 30 student group classes to virtual. She has also had the opportunity to work as an Academic Director, overseeing and training teachers, along with designing curricula and language learning materials.
NAME: Megan Russler
Megan has 12 years of teaching experience both in the United States and France. Megan earned her first Master's degree, in French, from Florida State University. Upon completion of this degree, Megan moved to Paris, France where she taught Business English, Phonetics, English Comprehension, and Oral English at La Sorbonne-Paris IV. Megan then pursued a Master's degree in Anglophone Literature, focusing on psychoanalysis and memory in Holocaust literature. She earned her second Master's degree in 2013. From 2012-2016, Megan taught a variety of subjects at The American School of Paris. Some of these were: English as a Second Language, French as a Foreign Language, Psychology, History, English Literature, and Biology. Megan has taught all ages from Pre-K through adult learners and has an inherent interest in pedagogy and education policy. She has presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (2009) and she was nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award two years in a row (2007 and 2008). Megan has a native level in French (C2 on the European scale).