I've been teaching since 1991. My teaching experience includes nine years of public school Spanish (8-12), one year of private school English, health, and yearbook (9-12), one year of university Spanish, three years of homeschool co-op Spanish (elementary and middle), and homeschool preschool through second grade.
In a nutshell, eclectic. For classroom foreign language teaching, I prefer a mixture of total immersion with carefully guided kinesthetic activities and English clarification. For homeschooling, I greatly favor the Charlotte Mason approach with multisensory standalone subjects. In our home, we use Tapestry of Grace as our core curriculum, Apologia for science, Math-U-See for math, and La Clase Divertida and SALSA for Spanish.
Former member of AATSP. Prior member of Arundel Homeschoolers. Current teacher at Chesapeake Christian Homeschool Academy.
B.A. in Spanish and International Agriculture. Nearly three years of total experience abroad including language training, service work, and teaching in international school My graduate studies focus on Spanish (language, literature, pedagogy, and acquisition) and educational technology.
My husband and I are members of a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Living in the greater Washington, DC area, we enjoy access to the world at our doorstep.