I am so grateful for the opportunity to join the Grace Lutheran community as the Spanish teacher. I am passionate about working with children and sharing my love for Latino cultures. I hope to inspire the children I work with to develop a curiosity about other languages, cultures, and perspectives.
In 2009, I graduated from the University of Dayton with a double major in international human rights and Spanish and a minor in philosophy. I went on to earn my certification in TESOL (Teaching English in a Second Language) and a master's degree in education with a concentration in international teaching.
After graduating from Dayton, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served a small community in Nicaragua for two years as a public school teacher. Over the following five years, I continued teaching, moved back and forth between Nicaragua and Colombia, met my husband, adopted an adorable Nicaraguan Maltese, and helped co-create social-emotional learning programs for children.
Because of the crisis in Nicaragua, my husband, our dog, and I moved back to Milwaukee last year. I am looking forward to taking advantage of this unexpected life change and hike Wisconsin´s trails, practice yoga, spend time with family, and make the most out of every day!