Who is Mr. Ahl?
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French Linguistics and a bachelor’s in History from Penn State University in 2016. During that time, I lived for 5 months in Montpellier, France where I took college level classes as well as taught English at a local private high school. After graduation, I accepted my possition here at Allegany Limestone making this my 6th year teaching with the district. While teaching here, I have also completed my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. I now spend my off time with my dog Callie, traveling, or involved in local theatre in our area. Having grown up in Olean, I appreciate this area, and the people in it as some of the best people that I have had the pleasure of meeting.
In addition to being the only French teacher in the district, I am also the co-Student Activities Council advisor. For the past several years I have helped plan the dances and other school wide activities here at Allegany-Limestone. I am also the Drama Club advisor which means that I direct the school musical with help from our amazing music department. While I have my degrees in French and History, I originally started at Penn State as a theatre major. In that first year I acted in one play, co-directed another, and was a the dramaturg for the hit musical Guys and Dolls. I found my love for theatre at our local Olean Theatre Workshop in 1999, and I have done dozens of plays and musicals since.
I strongly believe that the goal of education is to make each student stronger critical thinkers, problem solvers, more empathetic, and more confident in order to be a global citizen. It is my hope that through learning another language, all my students will grow as human beings while developing skills that will allow them to travel the world and will also aid them in their chosen professions later in life. So, whether your student is just starting with me, or they are rounding out their sixth year in the program, I hope you feel that you can always reach out if need be.