MANCHESTER - Burr and Burton Academy French teacher Michelle Emery has been elected as an executive officer for the Vermont/Western Massachusetts chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).

The new president is also from Vermont, and this shifts the leadership and focus from all Massachusetts teachers to half Massachusetts and half Vermont.

The executive officer organizes one conference per year for French teachers, and also administer the National French Exam (the GrandConcours), in which students participate every year.