Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 school year!
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Hopefully all of you had a wonderfully relaxing summer and are ready for a fantastic school year! I will be honest, 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, coordinate students wishing to volunteer with Forte Animal Rescue, head an international student trip every two years (our next location is still to be determined, but they are always Spanish speaking countries)assist with AVPA Dance. My hobbies are rather vast and include traveling (I'm getting close to having visited 40 countries), dance (I still perform mainly with traditional Irish dances and various Latin dances), music (I also still 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, honest) 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 or saw as being applicable to my daily life. 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 (I've visited over 30 countries)! In the past few years, I have taken students to Costa Rica, Spain, Morocco, and Ecuador on educational trips! When and where will our next trip be? The Dominican Republic!! This trip will be a language immersion (highly recommended for all students wishing to take Spanish IV AP next school year) combined with community service. Imagine helping to build a school during the day and then have a cooking lesson for a traditional Dominican dish all in Spanish... it will be a life changing trip!