Successful independent school Spanish Teacher, Coach, and Spanish Translator with vast experience in single sex and coed secondary and elementary school settings.
Translated from English to Spanish dozens of official documents, ranging from individual schools' parent letters and fliers to district wide student code of conduct manual.
Developed and implemented Spanish curriculum for elementary school students. Co-director of Costa Rica Service Learning & Leadership Training trip for rising 6th graders, 2012, 2013.
Taught multiple levels of high school Spanish. Developed and implemented school's inaugural AP Spanish Curriculum. Top Boys' Varsity Basketball Assistant on program that won State Championship in third year of varsity competition. Won Nashville Metro District Championship as Head Freshman Coach.
Taught all levels of Spanish (1-4 Honors/AP, Spanish Literature) in dynamic and experienced foreign language department. Championship winning assistant and head basketball and baseball coach at many middle and high school grade levels. Co-led student summer travel to Costa Rica and Ecuador.
Developed and taught novice Spanish curriculum for American Homestay Students.
Taught 2nd and 4th year Spanish and coached basketball, baseball, and soccer in a boarding school setting. Faculty adviser to Model Organization of American States. Developer and Leader of VES in Spain, student summer travel program.
Sigma Delta Pi - National Spanish Honor Society
Order of Gownsmen - Academic Honor Society and Student Government
Top 10% of Class
College Board AP Audit Certified
McCallie Summer Sabbatical Grant – 5 Weeks in Madrid and Northern Spain - 1996
McCallie Faculty Renewal Grant – 18 days in Cuba - 2001
Ensworth Summer Study Grant – 2 weeks in Cuba - 2007
American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
In addition to years of study in Spain, participated in one-month high school exchange program with Universidad Lasallista Benavente, Celeya, México, Spring 1983. Extensive foreign travel includes time in Spain (8), Mexico (4), Costa Rica (6), Ecuador (2), Cuba (2), Ireland, Italy, England, France, Greece.
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