Heather Koziol, M.A.T.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Heather’s passion for languages started at a young age and grew stronger as she mastered French and then Spanish. She earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from UVM and a M.A.T. in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. She received the Prix Marie Geno, the Senior Honors reward, and the Micheline Dufau Teaching Award during her university studies.
Heather has been teaching all ages and levels since 2007. She lived in France for a few years teaching English to elementary students and studying Arabic. She currently teaches French, Spanish, English and Polish. She speaks Italian at a conversational level and is learning Moroccan Darija. Continually learning new languages helps her to understand her students and their struggles when learning a new language
Outside of teaching, she enjoys reading, learning languages and traveling. She has been to 14 countries and hopes to visit more. She has two toddlers whom she is raising in English and Polish and she’s the creator/host of the podcast “The Future is Bilingual”. She is thrilled to be part of the Freestyle Team with its emphasis on community and authentic resources. She feels lucky to work with people who share her love of languages and cultures.