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Jefferson Middle School
Class Information:
Room Number: T8
Students per Class: 280
Class Description:
I have a total of 12 classes. I teach 6 advanced Spanish classes on alternating days to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. My students are motivated, hardworking, and eager to learn.
Advanced Spanish Teacher
My Philosophy:
To bring the world to my classroom.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I love learning and seeing others learn.
College and Degrees:
Master of Education (Foreign Language Concentration), Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Double Spanish and English Major), Winston-Salem State University
El Centro de la Comunidad, Volunteer Interpreter, YMCA Literacy Initiative Program, Volunteer Educator
Favorite Books:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Favorite Quotes:
Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. MarianneWilliamson
Reading, Writing, Singing, Movies, Languages and Cultures
Employment History:
Mount Tabor High School, 2005-2008, Jefferson Middle School, 2008-Present
Why Do I Teach?:
I love to bring the world to my students. As a foreign language teacher, I have a unique opportunity to present language and culture to my students in many ways. I love seeing them learn about the Spanish language and the many wonderful cultures that are associated with it. I want my students to be future global citizens.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 15 %
     Average: 50 %
     High-achiever: 15 %
     Special Needs: 10 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 72 %
     Hispanic: 5 %
     African American: 20 %
     Asian: 3 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 10 %
ESL Enrollment:: 1 %
Average number of students in class:: 27 students
Number of students I teach:: 281 students