I am a native Spanish speaker/teacher with a wide range of teaching experiences. I have had the opportunity to work with children of different backgrounds, economical levels and races. In addition, I have worked with students from kindergarten through 10th grade as well as adults at the university level. I have also worked in the public school system and in catholic education.
I believe that my strength and success as an educator is based on my teaching philosophy and ethics. I have faith in every student, and I know that they can succeed at learning a foreign language if given the right tools, motivation, support and opportunities. In addition, I believe that students learn best when classes are fun, motivating and challenging.
- Honored by the Rotary Club of Sugar Land, 2008, as a part of their teacher appreciation recognition program that acknowledges exceptional teachers. - Member of Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Mu Epsilon; National Hispanic Society. - J. William Fullbright Scholarship for 2 and 1/2 years at the University of Louisville as part of the Central America Program of Undergraduate Scholarships (CAMPUS); sponsored by United States Government. - Lewis and Constance Modern Language Scholarship. - Kentucky Colonel. - Dean’s List. Each semester while in College of Arts and Sciences. University of Louisville. - Golden Key National Honor Society. University of Louisville - University Scholarship sponsored by Honduran Government at \ Universidad Pedagógiga Nacional Francisco Morazán. Honduras.
August 2007 Gifted and Talented Certification Training/ Development (25 credit hours of course work) St. Laurence Catholic School. Sugar Land, TX May 2001 Master of Arts with Specialization in Foreign Language Education University of Louisville. Louisville KY June 1996 Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. Major: Liberal Studies; Minor: English Graduated Cum Laude December 1993 Completed 134 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts (Licenciatura) in Teaching English as a Second Language - Primary and Secondary Levels. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional “Francisco Morazán” Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras February 1988 to December 1990 Teacher of Primary School. Escuela Normal “España” Villa Ahumada. Danlí, El Paraiso. Honduras.
I love teaching but I also love doing arts and crafts. I own a company named Copaneca Creations in which I sale several original handcrafted products.