Hello. I have been teaching for 22 years. I have also been coaching cheerleading for 22 years. -Go Panthers!-
What I teach:
Hola! Este año estaré enseñando español. This year I will be teaching Spanish. To answer your immediate question, no- I am not fluent. I'll be learning along with the students. I took four years of French in high school, a quarter of Spanish in college and attempted to teach myself Italian a few years ago. I have travelled the world so when we struggled to find a foreign language teacher I said I would do it. My job in the classroom this year is to make online learning engaging. We'll be singing, dancing, doing art, cooking and eating things of spanish and latin culture.
My goal is for those who take my class to actually be able to have a conversation in Spanish.
About my teaching style.
I believe that high school students should be held to a high expectation. I believe each student has the ability to do very well in my classes. I also believe that at this age, students need to start really taking responsibility for their education. This is why I try to challenge students, allow some flexibility but eventually expect students to get their work done and ask for help when they need it.
What parents can do to help their child
Check grades often!! Ask me if you have a question or concern.
What's the best, most efficient way to contact me?
Email is the BEST way to reach me. I check email daily when I am at school. I very much welcome questions from parents and want to work with you to keep your child doing well in my class.