I have taught at a public high school in Virginia since the fall of 1995. I have taught Spanish 1, 2, 3, Pre AP 3, 4, Pre AP 4, 5 and AP Spanish Language. I have 15 years of experience as an AP teacher.
I believe that language instruction should not only include the basic building blocks of grammar and vocabulary, but also many communicative activities in all modes of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The culture of the target language should be integrated into instruction whenever possible.
County awards for having AP Spanish language scores above the world norm
BA in modern languages (Spanish) from James Madison University Med in Curriculum and Instruction (ESOL) from George Mason University
I live in Clifton, Va with my husband, daughter and son. I grew up in Reston, Virginia. I earned my BA at JMU and my Med at GMU.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World Language, Spanish, Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Informational Text