Welcome to the 2020- 2021 school year! Parents and students, please check your inbox for an email sent from firstname.lastname@example.org on Tuesday, August 18th for information on how to access our Zoom classes and Centaur Plus.
Spanish III students, click here for the Spanish I and II interactive review document.
All agendas, homework, grades, etc. for Spanish III and Spanish R are on Canvas; always use Canvas to see the most up to date grades, daily agendas, notices for upcoming activities, etc. Parents, if you are not yet signed up for Canvas, please follow the guide below.
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Hopefully all of you had a wonderfully relaxing summer and are ready for a fantastic school year!
Spanish R students, this will be an amazing school year! Through exploring history and culture, you will learn more about the world we live in while studying Spanish vocabulary tailored to our thematic units. This is not your traditional Spanish class, so I hope you're excited for Spanish Reimagined!
For Spanish III students, Spanish III is not an easy class, but it is a class that will most definitely strengthen your fundamentals while building upon them with an abundance of grammar, vocabulary, and language skills. IF you do well enough this year, you can take Spanish AP Language and Culture next year! Hard work and determination are essential for success and so is asking for help and believing in yourself! If you are willing to push yourself and continuously try, then you will learn this year... I promise!
Hailing from the exquisite state of Iowa, for my undergrad I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I majored in Spanish and secondary education and minored in music and primary education. In addition to UNI, I attended La Universidad de Valladolid in Spain, the University of Hong Kong, and have completed my masters degree in Bilingual Education. Outside of the United States, I have taught children grades K – 12 in Spain, Honduras, Japan, and Hong Kong.
I began teaching at Culver City High in 2007 and currently teach Spanish III and Spanish R, coordinate students wishing to volunteer with Forte Animal Rescue during the summer, head an international student trip every two years, and occasionally assist with AVPA Dance and Art. My hobbies are rather vast and include travel (I have visited Over 40 countries and lived in five), dance (I regularly perform traditional Irish dance and dabble in Latin dance), music (I occasionally perform), long distance running (post-marathon distances and preferably in nature), endurance challenges (if there's mud involved, then it must be fun), all things sci-fi, working with animals (see photos), and crocheting.
I originally was not going to study Spanish in college; growing up in Iowa, I didn't know any native Spanish speakers (until I was 17, honestly) and never had the chance to use the language outside of the classroom. I enjoyed the class, but Spanish was never a skill I used outside of school. It was my senior year spring break trip to Spain that changed my life! After just a few weeks of touring the country and completing a shot family stay, I decided to study Spanish at university and earn a teaching credential for the subject. This high school trip also ignited my love of travel.
In the past few years, I have taken students to Costa Rica, Spain, Morocco, and Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic on educational trips! When and where will the next international trip be? We'll have to wait and see! Enjoy the photos from some of our previous trips!