State University of New York at Oswego - Spanish Education, BA
Born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (outside of Madrid) - but raised in Cazenovia, New York
"You are who you believe yourself to be". -Paulo Coelho
Raising my 2 beautiful daughters, mountain biking, road biking, snow skiing, water skiing/wake surfing , running, travel (especially to Spanish speaking countries), triathlon, listening to music, and devouring knowledge on how to be the best Spanish teacher I can be.
"How Children Succeed- Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character" by Paul Tough was a very powerful book. Traits like self-control, diligence and perseverance are better at predicting future success than IQ, and it is a reminder to teachers and parents that kids are more than just the information they know. A positive, can-do attitude and follow through are essential for achievement.
Spanish 1B (7th & 8th grade) & Spanish 2
I am a teacher who takes the show on the road! My office is room 1A, but I travel from room to room to teach my classes. Our classrooms are very well equipped technologically, so it is easy for me to have many different mediums to deliver lessons. I strive to have a variety of activities every day- readings, videos, group/pair work, role play, listening activities and games are all a part of what a Spanish student can expect!