I have taught high school Spanish, levels 1, 2, Honors 2, 3, Honors 3, 4, Honors 4, AP and IB Spanish over the past 21 years. I became an AP Spanish Reader in 2005 and learned so much from the colleagues from around Latin America and Spain who I now consider my family. I regularly serve on committees to evaluate, write curriculum and assessments, and present to world language teachers. I have presented outside of the district, at UNO’s MALT Colloquium (Master of Arts in Language Teaching), as well as Nebraska International Language Association’s (NILA) yearly conferences. I have sponsored Capítulo Pablo Neruda of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica since 2010 and am currently the Nebraska State Director .
My goal is to provide comprehensible input to my students and ignite in them a passion for Hispanic cultures and to interact with native speakers.
National Board Certified Teacher (World Languages other than English, Early adolescence to young adulthood) 2008, renewed in 2018 Sponsor of the Year, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (SHH), 2017 Chapter of the Year in 2016, 1st place for Long Term Activity of the Year in 2019 Nebraska State Director of SHH, 2018- 2020 NILA Teacher of the Year Co-founder and administrator of Asesores de SHH, a Facebook group to support sponsors of SHH Co-administrator of Nebraska CI Teachers, a Facebook group for Nebraska teachers who focus on teaching using comprehensible input
BA Spanish, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1994 Spanish Language Institute, Cuernavaca, Mexico,1994 Teaching Certification, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1998 MS Instructional Technology, Peru State College, 2003 AP and IB training every few years since 1999
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English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Women's Studies, Queer Studies, Cooking, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies