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                      ¡Bienvenidos, Alumnos! 

     
     
     
     
    wcaston@madison-schools.com

    Welcome Message

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! ¡Bienvenidos al año académico de 2018-19!

    About the Teacher

    I was born in Jackson, MS and graduated from Madison-Ridgeland High School, the public school that served both Madison and Ridgeland before Madison Central opened. Immediately after high school, I attended the University of Southern MS for two years then graduated from Belhaven College. After spending many years on the West Coast, I returned to the Jackson area and began teaching at Madison Central 2015-16. I now live in Ridgeland with my wonderful wife Laurel, her son, and our four cats.
     
    I am passionate about languages and cultures, particularly the Spanish language and Latin American cultures. My academic background reflects this passion and includes a variety of humanities disciplines as well as the social science of applied linguistics. I have earned BA's in Humanities and Spanish. I also have an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

    In addition to my academic experience, I have personal and professional experience with Spanish speakers and communities. While working on my Spanish degree, I spent three months living and studying Spanish in Madrid, Spain. I spent six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I drew on my knowledge of Spanish while teaching English for a private language institute. After leaving Argentina, I spent one month in Valparaíso, Chile. Finally, I have worked with Latinos in the U.S., serving them as a GED and ESL teacher.

     In my free time, I enjoy cycling, capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), and gardening. 
     
    Coming home has been an amazing experience, and I am excited about giving back to our community through foreign language education.