By LAURA KEBEDE
Meet Victoria Pine, new French teacher at Jefferson Junior High.
Teaching experience: Pine taught for two years at Saint Louis University and for five years at MU. This is Pine’s first year in Columbia Public Schools and eighth year teaching.
Education: Pine has a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a master’s degree in French from Saint Louis University and a doctorate in French from MU.
Hobbies: Pine enjoys reading, gardening and playing with her children.
Family: Husband Darren Pine, two-year-old son Sam and four-month-old daughter Abigail
Pets: A cat, Selina
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite TV shows: “Modern Family” and “Fringe”