• B.A. Hispanic Studies with a minor in Philosophy, The College of William & Mary, Virginia
  • M. Ed. Elementary Education, University of Notre Dame, Indiana (through the ACE program)
  • Certificate in ENL(English as a New Language), University of Notre Dame, Indiana

I have taught in Jacksonville, FL; Santiago, Chile; and now here in Woodbridge, VA.  This will be my sixth year teaching.

“Now let us do something beautiful for God.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español! Welcome to Spanish class!

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In Elementary Spanish, students acquire Spanish through comprehensible stories, songs, games, and activities. We focus on key phrases and vocabulary.

This year, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders will each be reading a short novel in Spanish. Check them out below!

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In 6th grade Spanish, students acquire Spanish through comprehensible input including stories, songs, videos, games, and activities.

Active participation and listening is key.  How do you actively participate?  Focus on the speaker and look around the room for clues. Ask questions when you need more information and come to class with your materials EVERY day.

For homework information, check This Week’s Planner and Google Classroom. There are links to both websites on the sidebar.


Spanish for Heritage Speakers is designed for 7th and 8th students who speak Spanish at home or with relatives. The main goal of this class is for every student to be challenged at an appropriate level for him or her. Students read many interesting novels in Spanish as we work together towards biliteracy.

Novels we read last year include:

The application process has finished for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you have any questions about how to join this class next year, please send me an email.