Aug. 27, 2015–Will Edmonds

PRESENTATION TITLE: Rotary’s Relevance from Age 21 to 41
After graduating from Citronelle High School in 1992, Will Edmonds attended the University of Mobile, and graduated in 1997 with majors in International Business and French. Early in college, Will studied in Tours, France at the Institut de Touraine through the University of Alabama’s Capstone College International. Eager to study abroad again, in 1995 Will applied for and received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study in Brussels, Belgium where he lived with a French-speaking family and attended classes at the Centre de Langues à Louvain La Neuve.
In 2007, Will completed a Master of Education with a concentration in French at the University of South Alabama. In 2009 he achieved National Board Certification for Teachers (NBCT) in the area of World Languages. Will was awarded a STAR research scholarship in 2010 through the University of Alabama at Huntsville to travel to Nova Scotia, Canada and St. Martinville, Louisiana to research the 1755 deportation of the Acadians to Louisiana. From 2005-2012, he served as president of the Mobile Chapter of the Alliance Française.
Will began teaching French at Burns Middle School in 1998 and joined the faculty at Davidson High School in 2001 where he currently teaches French 1-5, as well as AP and IB French. He currently sponsors the Davidson High School French National Honor Society and leads student trips to France every other year. Will is married to Lydia Greene Edmonds, and they have two very active little boys, William (5) and John Rault (2).