Lenore Frey was born in New York City and grew up near Annapolis, Maryland but has lived in Nashville for most of her adult life. Her first trip abroad was to Sénégal with Operation Crossroads Africa (Carrefour Afrique). Later, she spent a year in Paris at the Sorbonne and worked as an au pair. After coming to Nashville, she was part of a group of friends who launched the Nashville chapter of the Alliance Française. She taught French at the Harpeth Hall School, where she helped create an exchange program with the Lycée Pierre et Marie Curie and a chapter of the American Field Service high school exchange program. After "retiring,” Lenore continued teaching French when needed at Vanderbilt University, Montgomery Bell Academy, the Ensworth School, and Belmont University. She was executive director of Sister Cities of Nashville when the focus was on programs with Caen, Nashville’s sister city in Normandy. Her interest in photography has taken her and her husband and to France many times, as well as to China, Thailand, Myanmar, Cuba, and Bhutan. She enjoys all sorts of movies, live music, and reading. As the result of serendipity rather than any hint of planning, her four grandchildren are all students in a K-8 public French immersion school in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Lonnie can be reached at lonnie@afnashville.org.