I have a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language and Literature from NC State University. I am a North Carolina Teaching Fellow scholarship recipient and have taught high school Spanish levels 1 - 3 in Wake County for 4 years.
I believe that the way we teach foreign language should mirror how language is learned in real life as much as possible and aim to foster exposure to the language by using authentic resources and develop activities that allow students to practice the language in a contextualized manner, as they would outside of the classroom environment, and in a way that is fun and engaging for the student.
NC Teaching Fellow University Honors Program Valedictorian at NCSU Class of 2014 Presented undergraduate research of John Dewey's philosophy of education applied to foreign language instruction at the 2014 FLANC conference High School Spanish Award, Cary High 2010
Pursuing a Master's Degree in Hispanic Linguistics from NCSU, expected graduation date May 2020 Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language and Literature from NCSU, Class of 2014 Study abroad at the University of Costa Rica, spring semester of 2012 Cary High School graduate, Class of 2010
I have traveled to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador, and China. I travel in the summer to do mission work, practice my Spanish, bring back pictures and resources for my classroom and take school supplies donations to local schools.