Year joined Stella Faculty:
I have been a teacher at Stella Niagara for 14 years. I began teaching in the Montessori program, and have taught Spanish for the past 11 years. I have two children who graduated from Stella Niagara and were both very successful in high school. My son is a student at Santa Clara University near San Francisco and my daughter is a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. They were fortunate to have experienced the “Stella Advantage.” My husband is a professor at Niagara University.
I believe that everyone can learn another language. I try to make learning Spanish fun so that the students aren’t averse to learning a new language. We play games, sing, write and perform skits, and make videos
Describe what students will learn in your class:
By the time most students graduate from Stella Niagara, they are proficient in Spanish. Many test into Spanish 2 or 3 in high school, and some have gone on to major/minor in Spanish in college. More importantly, they learn to appreciate another language and culture.
“To have another language is to possess another soul.”