I have been an educator since 2006. I have taught English as a foreign language abroad and Spanish here in the United States. In my career I have taught students from 4 years old to adult and class sizes ranging from 5 to 60 students. Currently I teach Spanish to over 200 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade at a parochial school.
I put a strong emphasis on using authentic materials and getting students to engage in true interpersonal communication. I also work hard to incorporate cross-curricular connections in my units.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kalamazoo College
I earned my BA in Spanish Language and Literature from Kalamazoo College and a minor in Latin American Studies from la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In December of 2014 I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages. I completed my M. Ed. program at Marylhurst University in July of 2017. I am licensed by the state of Oregon to teach Spanish and ESOL to students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
In my spare time I love to go for hikes in the woods, read books, or play with my pet parakeet. Learn more at http://maestrawalker.weebly.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Drama, Forestry, en Français, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day, Handwriting