I spent two years living abroad teaching English and eight years in the U.S. teaching Spanish. I am the Department Chair, Curriculum Leader and Spanish Conversation Club founder at my current school of employment. My wife has a Masters in French Education and teachers K-12 French.
I believe in applying multiple instructional methods to best meet the needs of language learners.
Most Energetic Teacher Most Popular Teacher National Honors Society
- B.A. at University of Missouri - Columbia, MO - Spanish K-12 Certification at University of Missouri - St. Louis - Masters Degree in Spanish Education at University of Missouri - St. Louis
During my undergraduate education, I worked with a team of six students interviewing, transcribing and analyzing the results of folkloric stories told to us by Hispanic Americans. The results can be found in the Missouri University library system. I completed my action research project that I began during my last semester of graduate school which addresses the question: "How can authentic communicative based instruction enhance student language acquisition in the Spanish classroom?" I plan on submitting this for publishing in the near future.
English Language Arts, Specialty, World Language, French, Spanish, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Art History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Art History, Foreign Languages, Classroom Management, ESL / ELL / EFL, en Français, For All Subjects