As a Spanish teacher and native speaker, my role is to share and show the beauty of my language to others and what a wonderful opportunity to do it in the classrooms with a young generation of future explorers of this great country, who welcome new knowledge with excitement. As an educator, I want to provide a fun way to learn something new such as an exotic language as Spanish and to open students’ mind to a diversity of different cultures and to give them the skills to explore and connect with them throughout their daily activities.
I graduated from Gabriel Rene Moreno University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in English as a second language. I taught English to college students and business students for two years at the language institute of the college I graduated from, and I also taught one year of English to first graders at the high school I graduated from, I was also a private English and Spanish tutor for middle school, high school, and college students back in my country. I migrated to the United States in 2009 as an Au Pair, I was in the program for about two years. After the program ended, I taught English to adults at a language institute inFalls Church. Then I worked as a preschool classroom teacher for about 2 years in Arlington,VA. I was also a Spanish teacher for preschool, kindergarten, first, and second grade students for almost a year and half at a private school in Fairfax, Va. I am looking forward to teaching Spanish to students at Discovery Elementary school!
I love to find fun ways to teach new things to students. My motivation as an educator is to see children trying to learn something I teach. I get the most motivation to see them correcting each other when they are pronouncing words in Spanish. When I am at home I love to spend time with my family. My husband and I have a wonderful three-year- old who can be a handful at times. I love to spend as much time as I can with them both by doing fun activities in the summer or just staying home eating popcorn and watching a great movie when the weather is not cooperating.
As a mom, I can now understand that making my child feel safe everywhere unfamiliar he goes, plays a very important role in his life. That is why I feel a very deep connection with The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. This book provides a priceless way to show how to comfort your child by kissing their little paw and letting them know that they will always take your heart wherever they go with an expression of love like a kiss.