Spring 2024

Section 5275 of SPAN1
Elementary Spanish-Part 1 -- : Jan 16 - May 16 2024
This section will meet online at the day(s) and time(s) listed. Students are expected to be present for the duration of these live online meetings. Students are expected to have access to a functional computer with internet access and webcam for viewing, recording, and uploading videos and texts.

No office hours

BS, Nutritional Science, UC Berkeley
MA, Spanish Language and Cultures, University of Salamanca, Spain
Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
California Multiple Subject Credential, Bilingual (Spanish, BCLAD)
California Single Subject Credential, Spanish

Bienvenidos / Welcome to my homepage.

Congratulations on your interest in becoming fluent in Spanish. Bilingualism can add many wonderful opportunities to your adult life - it has for me: friendships, family, work, romance, travel, culture, literature, food, exploration....

I first learned Spanish in the classroom. When I moved to California I became friends with my Mexican neighbors, and then speaking Spanish became a very useful skill! I have visited their hometown in central Mexico many times with my own family.

I had the pleasure of living in the historic and beautiful city of Guanajuato, Mexico with my daughter. I wrote my Master's thesis while she went off to fourth grade and became quite fluent. I have traveled extensively in the Americas and in Spain. I am planning to ride my bicycle the length of South America.

I enjoy teaching, especially making a personal connection with my students. I strive to make my Spanish class active, fun, creative and relevant. As a Spanish teacher I get to weave language and culture together and help my students on their path to fluency. I look forward to being your teacher.

Honors and Awards

Educator of the Year, North Coast Bilingual Consortium, 2004
Jack London Award for Academic Excellence, Sonoma State University, 2005