I have a wide teaching experience, from the elementary to the university level. I taught Bilingual/Migrant Education and French at the elementary level, and Spanish Language and Literature at the high school and university level.
My teaching style of world languages is the communicative approach, using real-life language activities and authentic materials.
Honors: Alpha Sigma Pi Honorary Society Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 1996 The Scarlet and Gray Certificate of Commendation: Ohio State University, 1998 University of Arizona’s Second Language Teachers’ Symposium “Best Language Instructors in Arizona”, 2002 The National Society of High School Scholars: Excellence in Teaching, 2004 College Board’s Exemplary Teacher Award, 2006
Master of Arts in Spanish Literature, Minor in Bilingual Education Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1984 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major: Spanish, Minor: French Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1975 Associate of Arts, General Education Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1973
Certification: Secondary Education Bilingual Education Endorsement Gifted Education Endorsement Professional Activities: Coursework towards Administration Certificate, August 1997 – 2000 T.U.S.D. Leadership Academy, Spring 1998 T.U.S.D. Mentorship Program, 1995-1996 University High School Site Council, 1995 – 1998 North Central Accreditation Committee, 1991-1996 Publications: Article, “Improving Students’ Writing Skills”, www.apcentral.collegeboard.com Tips for Teachers, AP Spanish Language Teachers’ Guide, 2007 Student-related Leadership Activities: Costa Rica Trip with Students, Summer 2004 Hermosillo, México Exchange Program, 1998 – 2003 Ballet Folklórico Sponsor, 1992 – 1999 European Tour with Students, Summer 1998 Mexico City and Yucatán Trip, Summer 1996 Spain Trip with Students, Summer 1993, 2008 UHS Spanish Club Sponsor, 1987- 2009