MY TEACHING STYLE I am a big believer in active learning. The more fun and interesting the lessons, the more the students get involved and the more language they learn.
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT * One of sixteen teachers selected from across the country for a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to travel and study in Mexico for a month. * Recipient of a high school education grant to create a foreign language library for our department.
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
While raising my two kids bilingually, I have watched the language learning process first-hand. Learning a language should be a fun, natural activity, not just a bunch of flashcards and verb charts. I strive to make every product fun for students and teachers, while using the target language as much as possible.
MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
- Wellesley College – B.A. French, minor in Education, semester abroad in Paris, studying at Jussieu and with NYU program.
- Harvard University – Continuing Education class in Spanish
- Middlebury College – M.A. in Spanish * Fulbright-Hays Scholar – traveled around Mexico for a month, studying the language, culture and people.