I have five years of experience teaching at Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I have taught Spanish I, Spanish III and AP Spanish Language.
Although I employ a constructivist approach, I find that different methods work best with different groups of students. As such, I strive to develop strong interpersonal relationships with my students to identify the best way to teach them.
I am a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT). My contributions have been published in "Educational Leadership" and "The Language Educator." I will be presenting a session on the topic of blended learning in the world languages classroom at WAFLT's fall conference.
I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Spanish and minor in secondary education. As part of my undergraduate experience, I studied abroad for one semester at the Pontificia Universidad CatÃ³lica in Santiago, Chile.
I am a passionate teacher who seeks to provide the best possible education for all students. At a minimum, I hope that students leave my classes with a greater appreciation and understanding of other people and cultures. My ultimate goal, however, is that students develop proficiency in Spanish, leading to increased opportunities in their future.