B.A., Spanish, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Collegiate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, Spanish Pre K-12
Certified Spanish and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher
Served as a youth minister at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
Received a Washington Post grant for teachers entitled “Talavera Tiles” at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
Previously served as the Athletic representative for the PTO
Assistant middle school athletic director
“In 1977 I was fortunate enough to be part of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School as a student when it first opened with our founding principal, Sister Christine Born. After receiving my Spanish degree and studying in Valencia, I taught several years in Prince William County Public Schools. I then came to Aquinas and implemented the high school Spanish program. After taking time away to raise my family, I am very excited to be back at Aquinas teaching Spanish and helping with athletics in the school. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be back at Aquinas teaching and sharing my love of Spanish and the Catholic faith in the classroom.”
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to middle school Spanish! My name is Sra. Reale and I teach 7th & 8th graders Spanish 1. Students will be acquiring Spanish by listening and reading about things REALLY interesting to them and active participation is key. How to actively participate? Listen actively with your eyes and ears. Let me know when you don’t understand and be present by coming to class EVERY day!!!
Look for the syllabus in your binder or you can access it here.
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Elementary Spanish! My name is Sra. Reale and I will be teaching 1st & 5th grade Spanish this year. Each class in grades 1st-5th will meet twice a week for 30 minutes. The best way for your child to practice and be successful is by asking them what they are learning in Spanish class. Have him/her re-tell the stories we are working on, tell you their nickname (apodo), sing one of our new songs. In elementary Spanish we learn by using Comprehensible Input with lots of stories, songs and movement. Participation in Spanish class is key – active listening, letting me know when you don’t understand and coming to class everyday.
I am looking forward to an awesome year with some AMAZING Spanish students!!!
Stayed tuned for updates and websites for additional practice.