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I love to see [my students'] faces when they realize they are now able to accomplish something they thought was extremely difficult.
How did you get interested in teaching a world language?
I became interested in languages when I was in high school. My Spanish teacher became a sort of mentor to me through high school. He helped me find something I was interested in and liked. I have since somewhat followed in his footsteps.
What excites you about teaching a world language?
I like teaching language because I like to see my students succeed communicating in a different way. I love helping them explore different cultures and open their eyes to the world outside of Flintridge Sacred Heart.
Why do you think it's valuable for students to learn different languages other than their primary language?
I think it's valuable to students to learn different languages because it helps them understand and explore other cultures. It can help them to open doors into certain careers and it helps them to maneuver themselves in our globalized world.
What has been your proudest professional accomplishment at Flintridge Sacred Heart?
I feel accomplished when I see students who entered my classroom two years ago without any experience in the language have a successful conversation in Spanish. I love to see their faces when they realize they are now able to accomplish something they thought was extremely difficult.
How do you integrate technology in the classroom?
Usually, I use technology for projects and homework assignments. My students use Quizlet, Textivate and other websites to complete their homework. For projects they have used slides, videos and other apps.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 626-685-8300
Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.