Phone: (916) 782-3781 ext. 2732
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, U.C. Davis in Spanish with emphasis on Latin American Literature Bachelor of Arts, U.C. Davis in International Relations with emphasis on U.S. foreign policy National Board Certification-World Languages/Spanish BCLAD
Ms. Evelyn Smith
I began acquiring Spanish at age 16 as an AFS exchange student to Cuenca, Ecuador. I also studied and lived in the cities of Cuernavaca and Zacatecas, Mexico for 10 consecutive summers. I have taught Spanish since 1995 using the Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling method (TPRS) and Comprehensible Input. I also taught Spanish Immersion Social Studies and Spanish for Native Speakers.
In my time away from school, I being at home with my family. I am a huge animal lover. I have eleven birds and one enormous cat (... I know!) When I have the opportunity, I also enjoy working at the family ranch, going to the beach with my son, and traveling. Next stop: Guatemala!