Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest bestowed by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.
Grant went on to be chosen as the 2016 Regional Language Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Grant will represent the central region at the national competition at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention & World Languages Expo in Boston, Massachusetts in November.
Grant is a Spanish teacher at Skyview Middle School in the North Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale District. His mother, Cathy Boulanger, taught Spanish in the Ladue School District for many years. She was Grant’s first Spanish teacher when he was a freshman. Grant’s younger brothers Matt (’95) and Michael (’98) are also graduates of Ladue School District.
On the side, Grant owns and operates Boulanger Pottery, LLC. He exhibits and sells his own work. The business also offers summer camps and classes for youth and adults in either Spanish or English.
Grant received his M.Ed. in Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2000. He will be recognized at the council’s annual conference on Oct. 23.