Academy of the ArtsKristi Shaw-Saleh is a Birmingham native with a long history of teaching French and English as a Second Language in both higher education and K-12. She is a UAB and UA graduate who holds a BA in French, a BS in Education, an MA in French, an MA in ESL, an MBA, and a PhD in Modern Languages. She is currently in the process of completing a BS degree in Mathematics and is a firm believer in lifelong learning, sharing, and growing together with her students. In her free time, she enjoys international travel, photography, vintage films, and playing the piano! She is passionate and excited about working with students from a multitude of various backgrounds and cultures. Her main goal in the classroom is to provide a compassionate, safe, and supportive learning environment that will strengthen the individual needs of all her students.