I'm looking forward to this new school year and the opportunity to get to know each of my students. I love everything about the Spanish language and the cultures that speak the language. And I hope to instill that passion for the language in my students. It's not enough to just take a language for the credit or so that it looks good on a future transcript. It's important that everyone have the opportunity to develop proficiency in English and at least one other world language. To be multilingual offers so many advantages - not the least of which is increased understanding of our neighbors near and far. So, I hope the students are ready to read, write, speak, and understand when spoken to as we immerse ourselves in the Spanish language and its cultures!