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How to Have a Happy Career in Education

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Robin Dissin Aufses ’71, P’11, director of English Studies at Lycée Francais de New York, will give a talk titled “How to Have a Long, Happy Career in Education: A Practical Guide” at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall 305, as part of the Salisbury Center for Career Services’ Professionals in Residence series.

She will be available on Wednesday, Feb. 17 for one-on-one coaching sessions. Interested students should contact Career Services to sign up for an appointment.

Aufses is currently the director of English studies at Lycée Français de New York, a private school founded in 1935 with 1,300 students in nursery school through 12th grade. The curriculum is anchored in the French educational tradition, combining academic rigor with French language and culture while embracing American educational values that foster creativity and pragmatism. Culminating in the French Baccalauréat, the strong bicultural and bilingual program enables graduates to attend prestigious univeristies in the United States, Canada and the European Union.

Before serving in her current role, Aufses was the English department chair at John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, N.Y. She also taught English at the Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, N.Y. from 1976 – 1999, where she developed curriculum for dance and literature and collaborated on development of curriculum for a 9th grade interdisciplinary humanities program. Throughout her career she has produced multiple publications and presentations

Aufses received her B.A. from William Smith College in 1971 and her M.A. in English from C.W. Post Center, Long Island University in Greenvale, N.Y.