Degrees and Certifications:
Education B.A. in Spanish, Minor in Italian from SJSU Teaching Credential from SJSU BCLAD certificated Attended High School in Rio Cuarto, Argentina Attended University of Granada, Spain Attended Centro de Estudios Martianos, Habana, Cuba Summer Program in Mayan Studies, Mérida, Mexico Summer Immersion Program University Aix-En-Provence, France Summer Immersion Program Perugia, Italy Other World Language activities: Participated in FL Project Northern California, Chico State Participated in FL Project of Monterrey Participated in FL Project of Sacramento Member of CLTA, ACTFL and FLAGS Attended numerous conferences for CLTA, ACTFL, TPRS and AVID Taught ESL Rio Cuarto, Argentina Presented Mayan Project at Hispanic Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA Returned to Cuba Summer 2004 to interview several female Cuban authors for a paper on Contemporary Female Cuban Authors Worked in Las Palmas, Canary Islands translating psychological studies at Centro de Asistencia de Subnormal Worked in MIGROS Market Davos, Switzerland Served 2-year term on CILT committee for Roseville High Served 3 years as World Language Department coordinator Created, presented to Board and had approved a course for Spanish Literature
When I was in sixth grade I went on an adventure to Mexico with my class and knew, that no matter what, I had to do something in life that involved travelling. Ever since then, I have taken every opportunity to explore this world of ours. The picture to the left is of me in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a professional dog walker. If you look closely, you can see that he was in charge of 11 dogs!! I stopped to chat about how he manages effortlessly so many animals. It was fascinating to say the least!
My interests and past times are training for and running 5K races, hiking, quilting, gardening, and exploring other cultures by immersing during the summertime.
Current assignment is Spanish 3, Native Speakers 1 and 2; have also taught Spanish 1 and 2