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Mr. Dorsey, Biography

Monsieur Dorsey


     I am Jeff Dorsey and I am originally from Punxsutawney. I graduated from Punxsy High School in 1979 and joined the Marine Corps immediately after graduation. I learned French at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA while serving as a Marine Interrogator-Translator. I lived in France on several occasions while working and training with various units of the French Army, Marines, and Foreign Legion.  While serving with the military, I traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean area, Middle East, and Africa. I lived in Morocco with my family for over three years while assigned to the Defense Attaché Office of the American Embassy in Rabat. Other French-speaking regions I have visited include Tunisia and Haiti. Upon retiring from the USMC in 2000, I decided to seek a career in education at the secondary level. Due to my experience in French, I decided to return to school to get my degree. I graduated from the Indiana University of PA and was fortunate to begin working here at Purchase Line the following week. I have been working here now for going on fourteen years and teach Foreign Language 8 and French I-IV.