Sobre mi- About Me
This is my thirteenth amazing year in the Jordan School District. I teach Spanish I at the high school and middle school and Spanish IV at the high school. We now offer Spanish I in 7th and 8th grade which is an exciting new addition for us! Students will have Spanish I every other day for both 7th and 8th grade and can then start Spanish II as freshmen. The level IV class is now run as a Concurrent Enrollment class through Mankato State, with students earning 8 COLLEGE CREDITS!!! With students now having the opportunity to start Spanish class earlier we may be able to offer more college level Spanish in the future. I am also the Spanish Club Advisor, Head Speech Coach, and Co-Advisor for our Student Council.
I was born and raised in Shakopee, MN. I am the youngest of six and have many nieces and nephews. My husband and I have been married since January 2003, and have 3 children, Avery, Elijah, and Elliot. They are a constant source of happiness for us.
During high school, I played basketball and ran on the track team, participated in the musicals, National Honor Society, Speech team and was active in band. I fell in love with the Spanish language and decided that I wanted to teach! After high school, I was a Rotary Exchange student and spent six months in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
I attended Gustavus Adolphus College for four years, during which I ran varsity track, participated in musicals, and was president of the Spanish Club and the National Spanish Honor Society. While I was a student at Gustavus, I spent two semesters perfecting my Spanish in the Dominican Republic at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Secondary Education with emphasis on Latin American Studies and Coaching.
After college, I taught Spanish 2, 3 Honors and an elementary introduction to Spanish class in Hastings for three years. At Hastings I also coached track and was the Spanish Club Advisor. Next I taught Spanish 1, 2 and 5 at Chaska High School for a year. After that, I took a year off to go backpacking through Mexico and Central America. Afterwards my husband and I settled in St. George, Utah. In St. George, I taught English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) to kindergarten through fifth graders at Washington Elementary School. I also took classes to learn my E.S.L. teaching licensure. In 2010 I received my Master's Degree in Teaching English Language Learners from Hamline University.
Two years ago I was a Fellow at St. Thomas University. This is a year-long program dedicated to teachers who want to continue to learn and perfect their craft.
I feel honored to be part of such a wonderful school system, with a tremendous reputation for doing what is good for kids! Our staff members constantly seek new ways to make school exciting and relevant for our students.
You can reach me by phone at 952-492-4452.
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