The Mission

I am a high school French teacher in one of Columbus’s public schools. I work in South Western City Schools where I attended elementary through high school. I began taking French in high school and fell in love. I was lucky enough to travel to France with my amazing teacher shortly after graduation and that trip changed my life. I decided I also wanted to be a French teacher so I could help students fall in love with something like I did.

Every other year I take a group of students to France with EF tours. They are one of the biggest tour companies in the world and do an awesome job of packing the trip full of fun and educational experiences. We always go to France but sometimes the trip includes other bordering countries as well.

Traveling abroad is an experience unlike any other. Most students I take have never been on a plane and some have never even left Columbus. It is an eye opening experience that teaches them to appreciate the differences in people and customs around the world. It also helps them learn about independence and responsibility in themselves.

All of the proceeds from the sales are given to the students who enroll. The tour price is about $4,000 per student and that includes everything but their lunches. To give you an idea of the difference you make when you order from me; on average the proceeds from just one cupcake decorating class can cover the price of excursions in Paris like visiting the castle of Versailles and taking a cruise down the Seine river at twilight for one traveler. These are experiences most people can only dream of.

When you order from Bon Voyage Bakery you are making dreams come true. You are helping change lives. You are helping teach students more than they will ever learn in a classroom. Thank you for helping students see the beauty of our diverse world!