I always wanted to be a teacher. I forced my younger brother to play school in the basement with a overhead projector my mom had gotten me at a garage sale, loved shopping at the teacher supply store, and even slept-walked into my older sister's room and taught a few lessons. A trip to Mexico City in high school made me realize how much I loved learning Spanish and wanted to teach Spanish. I studied Spanish and Secondary Education at Michigan State, graduating in 2012. After my first year teaching, I went back to MSU for my Master's of Educational Technology while teaching middle school Spanish in Zionsville, Indiana.
I teach Spanish 1 and 2 to middle school students, which means every day is unpredictable and fun. My main goal is that students leave my classroom with the ability to converse with native speakers. I structure my daily routines around that objective. I expect students to speak every day, make mistakes, and learn from them.
Read more about me as a teacher here.
It should come as no surprise as a language teacher that I love to travel! During college, I studied abroad in Santander, Spain, visited Dublin and Rome on weekends, and participated in los San Fermines (Running with the Bulls). After college graduation, I backpacked around Spain, Portugal, and Germany.
I graduated from Michigan State in 2012. In 2014, I started the Master's of Educational Technology (MAET) program at Michigan State. (Read more about me as a student here.) I am an avid Michigan State football fan. My family is divided when it comes to Big 10 teams (Dad-OSU, Sister-U of M, Brother and me-MSU, Mom-Neutral), but we all come together on Sundays to root for the Buffalo Bills!