Spanish TeacherI have been teaching Spanish at Cobblestone School since 2009. Our program is relevant to childrens’ daily lives and to Cobblestone’s teaching philosophy. It is immersion-oriented and conversation-based in order to develop students' comfort, skill, and pleasure with the language.
There are many reasons why I love Cobblestone. The children are inquisitive and absorbed, the faculty is remarkable, and cross-community collaboration is effortless. We can easily adapt Spanish lessons to tie into theme work and other subjects when necessary. My favorite part of the classroom is when the children use their knowledge of Spanish to lead the teaching. I am thrilled to be part of such an exciting community. I also have been a Cobblestone parent since 2006.
Outside of Cobblestone, I was an experimental filmmaker and curator. I received my undergraduate degree in English (Film and Communication Studies) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and an MFA in Cinematography from Southern Illinois University. I have been an educator since 1990, teaching filmmaking at the university level and also to community groups. Spanish has always been part of my life: first, growing up bilingual and later in my teaching and art work. I am passionate about Spanish and delighted to be able to share the language and variety of music, stories, people and life.