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About me

I’m originally from Venezuela, and I came to the US in 1995. I taught music for the last 19 years, and this is my first year teaching Spanish at Argyle ISD. I received my bachelor in music education from Texas Woman’s University, and my LOTE Spanish certification in 2019. I have also served as a pianist, and choir director on several churches around Denton. I have a daughter, Sara, a son, Miguel and a very spoiled dog, Blanca.

When I’m not at work with my fabulous students, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love swimming, puzzles, crafting, and reading science fiction.

My Experience:
 
While I’ve been a music teacher for the last 19 years, I’ve also spend many years teaching Spanish to friends and students. My recent experiences in tutoring created a strong desire in becoming a Spanish teacher. I’ve taught adults, middle school students, high school students, and elementary kids.

Even though, I have never followed a rigid Spanish curriculum, I’ve used a mixed of techniques to support and cover the material my students were given in the classroom. Storytelling (TPRS), music, videos, and short plays are my most effective methods.

My Philosophy:

I believe languages are deeply attached to cultures; and culture, in my opinion, is just a group of experiences that tie us together. As we learn about different cultures, we compare, and integrate other ideas into our own beliefs. Exploring these ideas, places, and food will unify us, create better understanding, and allow us to empathize and feel compassion for others.

I can teach and inspire students by providing the tools for them to succeed in the real world and in the classroom.

Here is my first newsletter: