I am so happy to have you in my class. I hope that you will be as excited about Spanish as I am. Learning about the culture is an important part of any language and I will try to provide as many opportunities to experience this aspect of the process. Whether your goal is to become proficient or to learn the basics in speaking, writing, and reading; it is necessary that you practice everything that you learn inside and outside of the classroom. Make sure that you attend class on a regular basis and that you bring all of your materials. Regular attendance is a must.
About the Teacher
Originally From: Oregon
Military experience: I was in the army for 6 years as an intelligence analyst.
Language experience: I trained at the Defense Language Institute in California. I lived in Panama for three years. During my stay in Panama I went to an immersion course in Ecuador.
Education: I have a Bachelors in Teaching Spanish. Currently I am working on my Masters in Teaching a Foreign Language with an emphasis in Spanish.
Awards: Highest Honors, and Phi Kappa Phi
Family: I am married with two children.
Time at Ridgeland: 18 years