Phone: (704) 238-8883 Ext. 1233
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Education
I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I attended Andrés Bello Catholic University, where I earned my bachelor's degree in Education. I have taught Spanish since 2003, including UA since 2019. Teaching is my passion. I love to see my students grow in knowledge with tools that make them walk towards excellence every day. I'm honored to be at UA and be your teacher this school year.
My husband and I have 2 amazing children, 7th and 5th grade, who attend UA and love sports. As a family, we feel blessed to be part of this wonderful community.
- Earbuds (this is MANDATORY for every class)
- 1 Notebook
- 1 pocket folder
This is a beginner course that studies the target language and its culture. It allows students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with some elements of its culture. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with special attention given to the listening and speaking skills within a given context extending outside of the classroom setting when possible. The context focuses on the adolescents' lives, needs, and experiences and includes exposure to everyday customs and lifestyles. Basic vocabulary includes numbers, calendar, classes, activities, places, food, sports and family and basic grammar such as adjective agreement, nouns, gender and number, regular verb conjugations, some stem changing verbs and IR + infinitive to express future tense.
This Spanish course is a continuation of the study of the target language and its culture. It allows students to perform some novice high functions of the language. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with special attention given to speaking skills. The context focuses on the adolescents' lives, needs, and experiences and includes exposure to everyday customs and lifestyles. Grammar is integrated throughout and is selected according to the language needs. Some topics include: Irregular and stem changing present tense, regular and irregular preterite, imperfect, reflexive verbs and all types of pronouns. Vocabulary topics such as routines, clothes, bedrooms, habits, childhood, places, tourism, among others.
Spanish III Honors
Is offered to highly motivated students who want to be challenged in the target language in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as they create with the language and access various materials (short literary texts, authentic materials, technical manuals and other media) on generally familiar topics. Students will be expected to come into the class with a solid foundation of Spanish 1 and 2 grammar and vocabulary. Students identify main idea(s) and some details in discussions, presentations, and written texts within a cultural context; read and interpret authentic materials; narrate and describe in a series of sentences, groups of related sentences, and short cohesive passages in present, past, and future times as they pursue language fluency up to their current level. Students continue to refine their knowledge and understanding of the target language and culture(s) and their own by examining the interrelationship of other cultures to their own, by demonstrating behaviors appropriate in target cultures, and by applying their knowledge and skills inside and outside of the classroom setting. Integration of other disciplines is ongoing throughout the course. Students should expect the rigor of an honors class, including being proactive with assignments and staying current with the pacing of the class. Two research assignments are required for successful completion of the course.