MA, Middlebury College
Sade was born and raised in New York City. She developed a passion for teaching after volunteering as a peer tutor at her high school, and a love of languages after studying Latin in middle and high school. She went to Wesleyan University and majored in their interdisciplinary College of Letters program. She studied the history, philosophy and literature of Europe from ancient times to the present day.
Sade went to college with the intention of studying classics, but quickly fell in love with the French language after taking a seminar on French Caribbean literature. Her undergraduate thesis was a translation of a short story collection by Haitian writer René Depestre.
After college, Sade moved to France to be a language assistant in a few French public schools in the region of Poitiers, a small city in Western France. This experience taught her that she loved being in the classroom and talking about language and culture with her students. After her year in Poitiers, she stayed in France for another year to pursue a degree in French history with Middlebury College’s French Language School. Her master’s thesis detailed the end of the Algerian War in the 1960’s, as reported by some of the leading French newspapers of that time.
After her master’s program, Sade continued her teaching career with a fellowship at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. She loved the opportunity to see the many sides of her students, whether it be on dorm, in the classroom, or on the field. After a short stint at a day school in New Jersey, Sade is very excited to be back at a boarding school. At St. Andrew’s, she teaches French, is a dorm parent in Pell, and coaches tennis. She lives with her dachshund Oscar in the Upper Moss apartment, and spends her time outside of class reading and hanging out with her dog.