Kristopher Tetzlaff has been a devoted IB French teacher and served as the Students for Social Justice Sponsor, he worked as an IB CAS Coordinator, and a C.A.R.E. teacher and mentor of Equity and Culturally-Relevant Instruction at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado. Kristopher began his career in education at St. Colmcille's Community School in Dublin, Ireland in 2005. Subsequent to overseas teaching, Kristopher taught undergraduate language and literature courses at the University of Connecticut while earning his Master's degree in French. He has dedicated seven years at Cherry Creek School district, working with elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2013-2014, Kristopher served as an organizer and founding member of Colorado Student Power Alliance, a grassroots organization that aims to empower youth in the struggle for educational and restorative justice. Kristopher is currently teaching IB French at Dhahran High School in Saudi Arabia. He is a fluent French speaker.


  • M.A., French; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; 2007
  • B.S., Education; University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA; 2006
  • B.A., French; University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI; 2004


  • Colorado Professional Educator Certificate in French (K-12)
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate in French


  • Nominated for Cherokee Trail High School Teacher of the Year 2012-2013
  • Received Teacher of Character Award 2012, 2013


2014- Present Saudi Arabia IB French teacher

2007-2014   Cherokee Trail High School, French teacher Levels 1, 2, 3 Pre-IB, and 4 IB 

2008-2009 Falcon Creek Middle School- Exploratory French and Spanish teacher

2007-2008 Creekside Elementary School- K-5 Beginning French Teacher

2006-2008 Sylvan Learning Center- French, and Advanced Reading/Writing teacher

2006-2007 University of Connecticut- French Teaching Assistant 

2005-2007 Manchester School District- Substitute Teacher

2005-2005 St. Colmcille’s Community School; Ireland- Student Teacher of French

2005-2006 Community Alternatives; Butler, PA- Therapeutic Staff Support

2003-2004 Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network in WI- Homeless Case Manager

1997-1998 Lutheran Social Services in WI- Community Integration Specialist


Kristopher has a history of dedicated French teaching, and curriculum development. He spends time outside of the classroom tutoring and being of service such as:

  • IB CAS (Creativity Action Service) Advisor
  • C.A.R.E. (Culturally-Relevant Instruction) Teacher and Mentor 
  • Beacon Team Facilitator – Excellence & Equity 
  • French Club Sponsor
  • Founding Club Sponsor of Students for Social Justice
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Site Team Member, Organizer, and 
  • Group Leader of overseas trips
  • Traveled to 26 countries on four continents
  • Completed 2002 study abroad at Université La Garde, Toulon, France
  • Achieved C1+ proficiency in French (2011) at IFALPES, Annecy, France
  • Alliance Française member since 2011