About Me

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I have taught High School Spanish at a large Title 1 public school since 2008. I have taught 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year Spanish courses, as well as their honors equivalents. In 2011, I was the Arizona Language Association's "Young Educator of the Year". In 2013, I won a Century Link Grant for Technology Innovation which supplied iPads for my classroom. I served as my school's staff development coordinator from 2011-14, and currently do instructional design consultation with Arizona State University for the university's pre-service teacher curriculum.

I come from family of teachers and believe strongly that like Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". I learned Spanish growing up in Phoenix, studying abroad in Valencia, Spain, and then Santiago, Chile. I've gotten to work, volunteer, and travel all over the Spanish-speaking world, most notably teaching 1st and 2nd grade at a bilingual elementary school in Honduras.

I have loved growing as a part of the Teachers Pay Teachers community, since 2012. In my free time I love to dream about my next international trip, waste time on Pinterest and Instagram, get at it at the gym, see movies, and spend time with friends and family.

B.A. in Experimental Psychology and Spanish Literature, University of Arizona (Suma Cum Laude - highest honors) 
M.S. in Experimental Psychology (focus on cognitive/ and linguistic development), University of Washington 
M.Ed. in Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University
Current Ph.D. student in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies, Arizona State University


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