"To have another language is to possess a second soul. "
Katrina Griffin is the lead German teacher at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland, home to one of the largest German programs in the state. She lived in Kiel, Germany during and after attending Penn State University and received her masters in German from Middlebury College in Vermont. She is an involved member of the World and Classical Languages teacher community. She currently serves as a board member for the Maryland Foreign Language Association and is a Past President and current board member of her local chapter of the Association of Teachers of German. As a lead German teacher in Anne Arundel County, Ms. Griffin has written curriculum guides and exams for all levels of German for teachers and students in the county and has consulted on and written exams for students at the national level.
Ms. Griffin has worked closely with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C and has offered German in 10 minutes courses at their yearly open house. She most recently worked with policy makers from the German and US institutions on a proposal to the German Congress, to increase funding for German language study in the US. As a consultant for the College Board, Ms. Griffin leads workshops on AP German, is a Table Leader and Reader for the AP German exam, and is the AP German Community moderator. She has reviewed materials for Cornelsen Verlag and is an educational consultant for The Learning Collaborative 21. Ms. Griffin is dedicated to teaching and to developing future world language teacher leaders.