I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue serving 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 college, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served a small community in Nicaragua for two years as a public school teacher. Over the following years, I continued teaching in Nicaragua and Colombia, met my husband, adopted an adorable Nicaraguan Maltese, and helped co-create social-emotional learning programs for children.
Now that my family has made Wisconsin it's home, I am looking forward to taking advantage of the local beauty and hiking Wisconsin´s trails, practicing yoga, spending time with family, and making the most out of every day!