Spring 2023

Section 6118 of SPAN40
Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2023
This section is is designed for Heritage Spanish speakers or those with native fluency. If you have not taken Spanish classes before, you can take this class by filling out the online Prerequisite Challenge Form. If you have taken Spanish classes before, please complete the form and enroll in the Span 41 course.

Section 6124 of SPAN4
Intermediate Spanish-Part 2 -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2023

Fall 2022

Section 3425 of SPAN4
Intermediate Spanish-Part 2 -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2022
Mandatory Availability for Zoom Meetings: The instructor will schedule at least, an hour-long live Zoom meeting within the days/times listed. Students are expected to make themselves available online with a functioning internet, mic, and camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor. The Language Lab in Emeritus Rm 1525 is available Tues & Thurs 12 - 5pm. This Lab is equipped with full computer lab workstations and free internet access to support you with your online and in-person language classes. Students using the Language Lab are required to meet the vaccine mandate requirements and to check in at a Safety Monitor station before entering.

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