14 years of teaching Spanish in Indiana
Diverse: Hands on, authentic language usage. Cooperative learning. Using realia from Spanish-speaking countries. "Songs of the week". Authentic conversations. Using language in authentic, "real life", tasks. Hands on cultural practices.
2011 - Eli Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity $8,000 grant (to study the markets and diverse cuisines of Mexico) 2011- Golden Apple recipient
1999- B.A. Spanish and Secondary Education, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis 1998- Study Abroad with focus on Mexican History and Mexican Art: Universidad de Guanajuato, México
I love the diversity of the Spanish speaking world. The dialects and cultures make this such a unique language to learn and love!