Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts (Spanish) Bachelor of Arts (Spanish) Bachelor of Science (Biology) ESOL certified
I have been fascinated by other languages and cultures since I was a child. I am also very linguistically-minded. Put them both together and voila - foreign language teacher! I attended Murray State University in Kentucky for my undergraduate studies, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I then attended the University of Alabama, where I received a Master of Arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Spanish Applied Linguistics. While earning my master's degree, I was a graduate teaching assistant at UA for two years. After moving to Georgia in 2010, I worked as a substitute teacher in Clarke County for a year before beginning a job as a certified medical interpreter for Spanish for four years. While I loved interpreting, I missed being in the classroom and especially working with children, so I returned to education. In the years since, I have taught various levels of Spanish. I taught at UNG as an adjunct instructor for four years. I also taught in Clarke County for four years and in Barrow County for three years before moving to Oconee. I am certified in both Spanish & ESOL. I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, traveling, reading, and learning new things.