We have taught High School Spanish levels 1, 2, 3, and 4AP, as well as Business and Conversational Spanish classes for adults. We have also taught college Grammar and Conversation courses. We have also directed Spanish Camp for elementary students for many years. We are published authors and Spanish text editors and evaluators. We are also both Nationally Board Certified Teachers (WLOE).
We plan lessons with an emphasis on students applying learned material in real-world situations. We also use many songs, chants, technology tools, and interactive activities to motivate our students.
Great American Teacher Award Honoree, Wal-Mart Teacher Award, National Board Certified Teachers, Jiffy Lube Teaching Excellence Award, Freida J. Riley National Teaching Award, 2006 Disney Teacher, OFLA Teacher of the Year, and Beginning Teacher of the Year OFLA Award.
Spanish Education degrees, Masters degrees in School and Clinical Counseling, Trained Praxis Assessor Ohio Department of Education
Published Materials include 40 books and activity packets filled with creative and effective teaching strategies, speaking and writing activities, games, and ideas to motivate students of all ages. Many of these ideas are illustrated on the website, www.sparkenthusiasm.com.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Foreign Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Foreign Languages, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Character Education, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day