As a motivated new educator with a passion for language learning, I am honored and excited to join the Loomis Union School District’s World Language team as a Spanish teacher.
I was born and raised in Northern California, where I was lucky to learn the truth behind the statement that a small town is like a big family. My community supported me all throughout my education as I attended Penryn Elementary kindergarten through eighth grade, then Del Oro High School, and on to study on scholarship at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah where I then completed two majors and two minors of study in four years and graduated magna cum laude. Perhaps even more important than my academic achievements, however, were the experiences that sparked my interest in bilingual and multicultural learning. I travelled to Spain half way through my bachelor’s degree program and realized how many doors of opportunity were opened for me because of my second language. I fell in love with the country and culture and I was amazed by the different perspectives people shared with me during my time there, especially those which are built upon a basis of multilingualism. For the past few years I lived in Spain, perfecting my Spanish and teaching English. I was able to learn just as much from those around me as I was able to teach them, and I saw first-hand the cognitive and life benefits that come with acquiring a new language.
Now, I couldn’t be more excited to be helping LUSD’s students learn Spanish and become better thinkers as their brains are enriched through multilingualism. Additionally, I hope that my students all learn to consider themselves and their lives from a more global, multicultural perspective.
Please feel free to reach out to me via email with any questions or concerns that you may have.