Although I love teaching, creating curriculum that empowers teachers and parents with any level of Spanish (even beginners) to become instant Spanish teacher for children ages 3-8 is my new passion! I have taught all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens both in Spain and the U.S. One of my favorite jobs was teaching the 3rd and 4th grades in a Spanish Immersion Program. At present I am Owner/Executive Director of O'Neill Language Academy where I develop Spanish lesson plans and CDs and train and mentor foreign language teachers.
I am a firm believer in language immersion. Although my curriculum use language immersion methodology, it is designed for teachers and parents with any level of Spanish to use. I believe in making Spanish fun through games, puppets, role-play, dance, exercise, chanting, culture, songs, humor and so much more!
Diploma-University of Madrid, Complutense Diploma-College Inernational, Cannes, France
Master's Degree in Education-University of Minnesota. Elementary Education Degree-Augsburg College, St. Paul, MN, Bachelor's Degree in Spanish-University of Minnesota,
My husband and I began O'Neill Language Academy, Inc. in 1991. We offer language classes to children as young as 2 years old through senior citizens and all ages in-between. We also have a curriculum line called "Teach & Learn Spanish". We are raising our own children bilingually. I speak to our children in Spanish and my husband in English. It is rewarding and exciting on a daily basis!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Classroom Management, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Summer