Favorite Spanish-speaking Author:
Isabel Allende

Favorite Spanish singer:
Julio Iglesias

Favorite Quotes:
No hay mal que por bien no venga.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.”

Cosby, the sweetest companion


California State University, Sacramento & Faculté des Lettres, France


French, Spanish, Art


BA in French. MA in Spanish. Extended overseas learning and travels to France, Spain and Mexico.

Teaching Career:

During my 31 years of public instruction I taught Spanish I-AP and French I-IV. For two years I served as a Consulting Teacher in my district helping new teachers develop curriculum, create lesson plans and address classroom management concerns. I have presented numerous workshops on lesson-planning, classroom management, TPR story-telling, and the teaching of grammar in an immersion classroom.

Five years ago, my principal nominated me for TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

During the five years that I taught AP Spanish Language and Culture, all of my mostly non-native and non-heritage students passed the AP exam, except one.

Curriculum Developer:

I am one of the top sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers. I have been creating resources for Spanish and French teachers for 12 years. My goals are to help teachers save time, reduce burn-out and lead their students to proficiency in the target language.

Previous Employment and Interests: I was an illustrator for five years and continue to paint and draw. I love creating PowerPoints and teacher resources because it allows me to use my artistic skills. I am a prolific reader. Someday I would like to write a book and illustrate it with my paintings.

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