I have taught all levels of Spanish, from kindergarten to high school, at various times in my 21 year teaching career. I've also spent many summers teaching Spanish at the local community college to grades k - 5 for the "College for Kids" and "Adventures in Language" programs, and to high school students for the Upward Bound program. My experience also includes teaching 7th grade World Cultures with a focus on Hmong, Japanese, Arab, and Chinese cultures. I have an MA in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, and a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. My undergraduate studies include summer Spanish coursework at Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT, and a study abroad year with Middlebury College in Madrid, Spain.
Lively and fun!
WAFLT Recognition of Merit November 2007
MA Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; BA in Spanish and International Relations from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
I was employed for several years in the import/export business first for an office supplies company in the Chicago area, and then for a sales promotion company in southern California prior to beginning my teaching career in 1997.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, German, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Foreign Languages, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, en Français, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Women's History Month