• hrivera@madison-schools.com     (601) 856-7121 x3763




    I'm thankful to be at MCHS again this school year, and excited to help your students progress in their Spanish studies. I'm originally from Wesson, and received my bachelor's in general education from Leavell College in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I have worked in varying levels of education, teaching a wide range of backgrounds ever since -- all the way from birth through high school.  I have two children -- Siana and Ari who are also little Jags that are excited to one day roam the halls of MC like they see my students today.
    This is my fifth year in the Jungle, and I'm so glad to find such a great home here at MC.  After nine years teaching at a bilingual school in Guadalajara, Mexico -- the cradle of mariachi, tequila, tortas ahogadas, and Guillermo del Toro, it's great to be able to use my real life experience to help give a little context and fun to my Spanish classes in the best school district and zone in the world.  This year I'm teaching Spanish 2, 3, and 4. I'm thrilled to be able to be digging more deeply into the language. In addition to my classes, I'm now the lead sponsor for the Spanish Club starting this year. 
    Important information will be posted on Canvas, and I will keep relevant links on this page. Always feel free to send me an email at hrivera@madison-schools.com should you have any questions or comments.
    ¡Viva Jaguares!






    You can always practice your Spanish with any language teacher, mom, dad, brother, sister, friend, classmate, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbor...!!!  The more you practice, the better you will become!

    Practice by:

    • saying the words outloud
    • reading them in your head
    • teaching someone
    • listening to Spanish-speaking radio stations/playlists
    • watching Spanish-speaking TV shows (especially the news)
    • writing down the words, then checking your answers with your notes
    • practicing 5-10 phrases a day



    • Book: Jane Eyre/the book of Isiaiah  
    • Movie: ANY historical period film
    • Artform: Collage      
    • Music: Indie folk/Spanish pop
    • Coffee: Cups' Brunette latte   
    • Color: Seaglass green
    • Food: Street tacos   
    • Snack: Shortbread cookies
    • Hobby: Journaling