Westwood High School
Spanish III Pre-AP, and Spanish IV
(512) 464-4179 However: please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your phone number so that I can call you!
I have been teaching at Westwood for sixteen years. I taught English in
Jordan as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1999-2000, and taught at The
Settlement Home, a residential treatment center here in Austin, from 1997-
I have a B.A. in Psychology (1996, UT Austin), teaching certification in
Spanish (1999, UT Austin) and an M.Ed. (2005, UT Austin). Additionally, I
try to travel to as many Spanish speaking countries as possible in
order to enhance my knowledge of the communities that we explore in our
classes (and to satiate my undying curiousity!). To date I have visited
Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Notice
that Spain is not on the list, but it's not for a lack of desire to
go!...the cost of traveling in Europe keeps me in the Americas, which
seems appropriate to me, since after all, I am American.
Hobbies and Interests? In my free time I spend time with my family and
friends. I also run, hike, swim, watch movies, camp, ride bikes, travel,
try to solve the geo-quiz on "The World", wiggle my son's toes, and aim to
spend as much time outside as possible. I love adventures, whether they
are linguistic or geographical. Truly, this planet is my favorite place to
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone regarding any
questions or concerns.
Conference hours: Orange Days 10:35-12:12
Tutorial & Make- Up exam Hours: Any orange day before school (with some
exceptions due to meetings). Students also have the option of completing
make-up work during my lunch on orange days, should their lunch overlap
with mine. Please see me if you need to be accomodated outside of
these times. After school tutoring can be scheduled by appointment.
LESSONS, ASSIGNMENTS, AND DUE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORSEEN
OR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR DAILY ASSESSMENT!!!
Students will communicate in Spanish with courage and cultural awareness.