Hello to the The International School community! I will be teaching Spanish for Native Speakers, and I'm very excited for the 2019-20 school year, my first year being part of your school! I began my Spanish studies in 7th grade, at which point I resolved to become proficient in the language and to live someday in a Spanish-speaking country. During my time at Colorado State University, I jumped at the first available opportunity to participate in an exchange program. I was lucky enough to be selected to attend ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico, where I made lifelong friends, lived with a wonderful host family, and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of using my second language for daily life. I began my career in education teaching bilingual kindergarten and first grade for four years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I am very happy to be working closely with Ms. Wimmer to continue the amazing program she has designed and refined over the previous nine school years, both for students new to the school and for Ms. Wimmer's students who are returning. I'm thrilled for this new opportunity at The International School, and I'm looking forward to a great year!