¡Bienvenidos al mundo de español! Welcome to the world of Spanish!
I'm so excited to be back at Somerset High this year! This is my fourth year teaching Spanish full time, but I have assistant taught both Spanish and English since I was in college (I've wanted to be a teacher since I was four years old). I have a passion for languages, literature, storytelling, and communication, and it is my mission to pass this enthusiasm on to each of my students.
The aim of both Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 is to help students become successful communicators in a new language, with people of diverse backgrounds. To that end, both classes will be organized on a proficiency-based system as laid out by the Kentucky World Language Association and the Kentucky World Language Standards. Rather than measuring WHAT students know ABOUT the Spanish language, we will measure students' ability to COMMUNICATE in Spanish; after all, in college and in their future careers, our students will be communicating with real live humans, not with ScanTrons!
While I didn't grow up in Somerset, my father and grandmother did, and many of his aunts, uncles, and cousins still live here. I'm delighted to be here permanently instead just visiting! I look forward to working with students, families, staff, and community members over the course of this school year and those to come!
First: Spanish 2
Third: Spanish 2
Fourth: Spanish 1
Fifth: Spanish 2
Sixth: Spanish 1
Seventh: Spanish 1