Muy buenas! I am so excited to be starting my eighth year here at SRVHS teaching Spanish II. I have taught Spanish for 10 years, first at Armstrong High school in Richmond Virginia, then at Berkeley Maynard Academy in Oakland and the last 7 years here at SRVHS. My heritage is Spanish on my father's side and I have traveled numerous times in Spain, as well as studied at the Universidad de Granada there for one year during college. I also lived in Buenos Aires and traveled around Argentina for 9 months. In 20013 I had the opportunity to go to Nicaragua with some students through a program called Global Glimpse and I look forward to sharing my experiences of Latino culture with my students. My goals for this year focus on motivating my students to use Spanish to communicate in and outside of the classroom. We'll be working to build each student's confidence in speaking Spanish through mastery of skills, fun games and a lot of hard work. Please contact me through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.