Westwood High School
Spanish III Pre-IB
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 1997-1999.
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 curiosity!). 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 love to run, swim,
camp, hike, travel, dillydally, sing, try to solve the geo-quiz on "The World", wiggle my son's toes, and
spend as much time outside as possible. I love adventures, whether they are linguistic or geographical.
Truly, this planet is my favorite place to be.
Please feel free to contact me by email regarding any questions or concerns. If you'd like to speak by
phone, then please email me with your phone number, so that I can phone you back.
Conference hours: Orange Days 2:45- 4:15- location TBA.
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
(B lunch), should their lunch overlap with mine. Please see me if you need to be accommodated outside
of these times. After school tutoring can be scheduled by appointment.
LESSONS, ASSIGNMENTS, AND DUE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN
OR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DAILY
Students will communicate in Spanish with courage and cultural awareness.