Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Roberta Newland

Find me by email at  My school phone number is 206.780.1881, but email works best.  Merci! 


BA: Whitman College, French literature/English minor . . . MA: California State University at Dominguez Hills, Humanities/History . . . MA: Savannah College of Art and Design: Historic Preservation

Other stuff

I've taught French (and English) at Bainbridge High School since 1985.  I'm a Historic Preservation Commissioner for the City of Cle Elum.  I have two adult sons, one of whom co-wrote a book with me, published in 2018, on the Cle Elum Fire of 1918.  I have two aging cats.  I live in West Seattle, where I grew up, with my life partner, Paul.  I love music (playing & listening), the band Tri Yann, being on or in the water, creating with yarn, reading, cooking and, of course, eating!  My favorite part of France is Brittany, the northwestern region of the hexagon. 

Welcome!  Students, "Pop-in Office Hours" will be on Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00.  Come if you'd like to chat in French, get help, etc.  Zoom link will be emailed to you Sept. 9 via Skyward messaging.   Parents, if you'd like to meet with me, please email me and we can set a time.  That seems the simplest idea at this point.  Merci!