Hola, Hi, Salaam, Namaste, Konichiwa, Ni Hao!
Hi-- Welcome to my website. I teach Spanish and ELD.
I love learning new languages. Even after many years of learning Spanish I continue to learn new vocabulary and gain a deeper understanding of how the language works by teaching you. This makes my job fun.
I also get opportunities to learn new languages in ELD. My students teach me new words in Chinese, Japanese, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Hebrew and more! I also enjoy learning about other cultures.
My hope for all of you is that you will enjoy learning as much as I do. It's a pleasure to learn with you!
I am a graduate of the University California in Riverside and have been teaching for over 20 years. I started teaching at Cupertino High School in January of 2006; I have taught ELD and Spanish here, but am teaching just Spanish now. I grew up in the Cupertino area and have traveled to several countries. Traveling has given me many experiences and has had an impact on the way I see the world. I have studied in Spain and Mexico.
I have a wonderful husband, two children attending college, and two dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy taking pilates and step classes weekly. I enjoy the outdoors. When time allows, I love reading novels.
I love to learn new things and hope to inspire my students to do the same. I encourage students to learn about Spanish as well as the importance of being citizens of the world. I hope to make a positive impact in others' lives!