Spring 2024

Section 4603 of SPAN50B
Conversation for Beginners-Part 2 -- : Feb 08 - May 17 2024
Healthcare-themed beginning conversation class: The content for this section will focus on helping beginning students of Spanish learn vocabulary and expressions relevant to the healthcare field. This is a late start section that will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online. Students are expected to have access to a functional computer with internet access and webcam for viewing, recording, and uploading videos and texts.

Section 5288 of ESL712
Beginning Non-Credit ESL Literacy -- : Jan 16 - May 14 2024
This class will be held at SRJC Roseland, 950 S. Wright Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407.

Fall 2023

Section 1655 of ESL714
High Beginning Non-Credit English as a Second Language -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2023
This class will be held at Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448.

Section 3425 of SPAN4
Intermediate Spanish-Part 2 -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2023
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.

No office hours

New York University, NY

Hunter College, NY

University of Madrid, Spain

Fairfield University, CT - BA  in Spanish/Education

Sonoma State University - Masters in Spanish Language and Literature

Academic Experience

High School - 32 years

JC - 3 years

I was born in Pittsfield, MA to parents for whom an education was extremely important.  My mother was a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools.  My father was the News Director of Williams College and then opened a bookstore in town. My siblings are a dance choreographer, a movie producer and a consultant in International Affairs.  I have three wonderful children, two are teachers and one works in the tech field. I love to travel, to play soccer and to garden.  I' thoroughly enjoy to teaching Spanish at the JC.

Work and Consulting Experience

I have taught Spanish in high school or 32 years and have been at the JC for 3 years.  I work with SCOE helping new Spanish teachers to enjoy what they are teaching.  

Professional Areas of Interest

Working with new teachers

Teaching in wineries and with field workersI was