I developed the honors curriculum for our school in conjunction with teachers from other area schools. I currently teach Spanish II Honors, Spanish III Honors and Spanish IV. These classes were developed with the high-performing, college-bound student in mind. However, they are also a good fit for any student that has a natural interest in the language and would like to progress through the curriculum at a faster rate than is possible in a regular class. Students will be expected to gain proficiency in their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language in addition to understanding the cultural context for those who speak the language – both in this country and abroad.
Students will be using the Realidades textbooks, the Lecturas readers and Spanish IV students will read two novels in Spanish. There are also a variety of online resources available from Schoology to access class material and practice. Students in the Honors program will be expected to seek out native speakers of the language and engage in several authentic conversations throughout the year.
- Undergraduate degree in Communications Studies, Spanish and Education: University of Northern Iowa
- Masters in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Walden University
- Awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in 2010 to study Golden Age Spanish Literature in Spain.
- November 2015 Teacher of the Month