I am from Randolph, N.Y. and I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Master of Sciences in Spanish Adolescence Education. I’ve wanted to be a Spanish teacher since I was your son/daughter’s age. I have a passion for foreign language and culture and have lived abroad to Spain and Argentina, which has really helped me improve my skills and has given me a number of firsthand experiences to share with my students.
My hobbies include traveling, running, photography, hiking, swing dance, kickboxing, orienteering, biking, reading, writing, and playing the ukulele. I also love the Harry Potter series, all things cats, anime, and memes, so those references are always welcome in my classroom! (Not to mention, a well-timed Spongebob reference) 🙂
In regards to my teaching style, I have high expectations for my students because I know that they are capable of anything they put their mind to. Likewise, I provide the support systems they need to be successful. I try to incorporate a lot of real-life skills into my lessons so that students can see just how important and practical learning a new language really is. Whenever possible, I integrate technology since we live in such a digital age and students must be prepared for technology-based tasks once they enter into the working world and/or college.