Spanish Teacher 4th-8th/Multicultural Elective
I am a native of Mexico City. I have a Bachelor of Communications degree and two graduate teaching certificates in basic English and Spanish as a Second Language. I have two daughters and have been a part of the St Peter's community for the past six years.
I teach Spanish to 4th-8th graders and I teach the Multicultural elective class. I love teaching at St. Peter Prince of Apostles School because I can share information about the Spanish culture, as well as teach about Catholic values. All of my students are proud to know how to say the school’s prayer to St. Peter in Spanish. St. Peter School enjoyed hosting students from Mexico two times this year as part of the Spanish Immersion Program. One of my favorite memories is when a St. Peter alumni student was able to skip two Spanish levels at his new high school, after studying and working hard in my class.
As the Multicultural Elective teacher, I lead the class and we focus on a different country each month. The class hosts a monthly interactive Multicultural Program for all students about the featured country. This is a joint program with the University of the Incarnate Word whereby guest speakers from the featured country share first-hand information about their experiences, culture, food, and popular sports. Students have been able to see exhibits and taste food from the various countries as a way to increase understanding and diversity. In February, we celebrated Kosovo’s Independence Day and in April, we set up a tent in the Parish Hall as the students learned about Saudi Arabia and tasted basbousas. What an experience!