Welcome to my web page. I graduated from Bates College in 1998 with B.A. degrees in both Spanish and English. In 2005 I received an M.Ed from Harvard University. I am a full-time teacher whose schedule is divided between teaching three sections of Spanish and leading the Gifted and Talented students at EHS.
My career has always been centered around languages and learning. I started as a translator for a private company, then worked as an ESL counselor for an immigrant population (predominantly Caribbean Spanish) in the Boston area, and have taught Spanish on the high school level at both Catherine McAuley High School in Portland and Ellsworth High School. I love working with teenagers and appreciate the opportunity to introduce them to Spanish language and the many cultures that speak it.
As a Gifted and Talented teacher, I will work with the entire faculty to coordinate a challenging and rigorous curriculum for our advanced students. All GT students will benefit from enrichment activities that focus on metacognition, critical thinking, higher order thinking, and abstract thinking skills. Other enrichment activities will be student-driven, and possible topics include debating skills, social justice studies, strategy games, book discussion groups, special projects, and interdisciplinary projects. I will be an advisor and advocate for all GT students.
I have always loved school and learning, and one of my main goals is to make my classroom a comfortable, encouraging place. I take a very hands-on approach to learning in my classroom. I have a good rapport with teenagers, and we have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Please join us!