I am a proud Boricua. For the last six years, I have taught Spanish in both a public school and a self-contained special education school. No matter the setting, I love to create and implement engaging, meaningful, and tailored lessons for all of my students. ALL students can acquire language!
I wholeheartedly believe that providing appropriate and leveled comprehensible input in novel ways to teach language is the best way for students to retain and acquire it! I've had great success teaching with TPRS® and other comprehensible input strategies and will continue to incorporate these successful strategies across the curriculum. I personally attest that these strategies benefit ALL learners. Moreover, these methodologies make classes fun, interesting, educational, and most important: highly effective.
Honored to be a wife, mother, and teacher. Additionally, I presented at the MANSEF (Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities) conference in 2013, where I shared and advocated the importance of teaching language holistically via comprehensible input methodologies.
I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art, and a minor in Spanish, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and hold a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education from Trinity Washington University. I hold an advanced professional certificate in the state of Maryland in the areas of Spanish, Special Education, and Art. I have been a member of the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA), the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL).