Caldwell Heights Elementary
Hi! I'm Tatiana Wiersema and for the last two years I've been the .5 art
teacher at Caldwell Heights. For 2011-2012, however, I am excited to say I
will be the new .5 Spanish teacher and .5 IB Coordinator at CHE. All
students will receive introductory Spanish class every other week at CHE. It
is an awesome opportunity for our students and I'm very happy to be able to
be teaching the class!
I am originally from Wisconsin, and taught there for 3 years at a school in
Milwaukee, WI. Then, I lived in Honduras and taught at an international
school there. While we were there we travelled through all of Central
America. My husband and I moved to the Austin area in the summer of 2009. I
received my Studio Art Degree as well as my Art Teaching
Certification from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. While in
college I also took many Spanish classes and have had many opportunities to
practice abroad as well as in my teaching.
I enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking and traveling around with my husband
and our dogs named Frida and Diego. I'm currently enrolled in graduate
school at UT-
Austin. GO LONGHORNS!
In the 2011-2012 school year all students at CHE will attend Spanish every
other week. The goals of Spanish class will be: to expose students to
another language, students will learn key Spanish phrases and words, students
will explore the geography, art, music and culture of Spanish-speaking
countries around the world.