Period 1: Spanish 3
Period 2: Spanish 1
Period 3: Spanish 1
Period 4: Spanish 1
Period 5: Planning
Period 6: Spanish 3
Hola! This is my seventh year teaching at Steilacoom High School. I previously taught Spanish 1- Spanish 4 at Graham-Kapowsin High School. Before teaching at Graham-Kapowsin HS, I taught Spanish 1-IV, and AP Spanish at Orting High School. I am very excited about teaching at Steilacoom High School. It is such a great educational community. Students seem eager to learn and are always respectful.
A little bit on my background - I was born in Providence, Rhode Island. So, I am far away from my home. I was raised in a large Italian family where everyone is important and everyone takes care of one another. Because of this, I always want my students to feel welcomed in class and have a sense of community.
I received my undergraduate degree in Spanish and Russian from Providence College and my Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Maryland. I also lived in Mexico City and studied at the Iberoamericana Universidad. Making Spanish come alive in the classroom is my passion. I love when students feel that they can communicate successfully.
In my free time, I love to travel and study different Spanish dialects. I’ve been to Spain and Costa Rica. I also love to dance. About two evenings a week, I go to Zumba and Mixxedfit classes. I also like to incorporate movement into my classes to help students learn kinesthetically. I am looking forward to a great year at Steilacoom High School.