Rebecca Elkins decided to become a French teacher during her freshman year Columbus North High School. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in French Education and English as a Second Language. While attending I.U., Ms. Elkins had the opportunity to study in France twice. She spent the summer before her junior year living and studying in Paris. Ms. Elkins then returned and spent the spring semester of her junior year in the small town of Rennes, in western France. Both times abroad Ms. Elkins lived with a host family and learned about French culture, language, and customs first hand. She earned a Masters in Education and administrator license from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Ms. Elkins was a 2008 Lilly Teacher Creativity Endowment Grant recipient and had the opportunity to study quilting in southern France for 3 weeks. This is Ms. Elkins' twentieth year teaching French, and she has visited France 7 times.