26 years teaching experience in middle and high school Foreign Language. (Spanish I,II,III,IV, French I,II,III) 3 years teaching Portuguese classes at Washington University. Currently teaching Spanish IV and Spanish Language Arts for Heritage Speakers.
All over the board, I enjoy creating as many new activities for students to learn language as possible. I am also interested in reading guides for my student's favorite books, and movie guides for a variety of subjects. I enjoy laying out a lesson from a film that allows students to interact with a movie, not just watch it.
10 time winner of Missouri's Best Lessons for Teachers. 3 time nominee for Teacher of the Year.
BA Portuguese, International Relations - UW Madison MaEd - Washington University MA-ESL/Bi-lingual - Edgewood College K-12 Certification Spanish, French, ESL, Bi-Lingual
9 years leading summer immersion trips for students in France and Spain. Liaison for University of Southern Mississippi- Study Abroad Salamanca. 3 years international living experience in Brussels, Belgium. President Northstar Neighbourhood Association
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Geometry, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, French, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Instructional Technology, General Science, Cooking, Criminal Justice - Law, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Latinx Studies