Esperienza di insegnamento: I have worked in public education in the United States for close to twenty years. In that time, I have taught Spanish, world and American history, and research skills. As the head librarian at a large public high school, I work with a large number of classes and students daily, particularly in the areas of English and social science.
I also have experience teaching English language learners, something that I enjoy a great deal. In the last three years, I have worked closely with ELL students from Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Interessi: Honestly, I have too many interests to list! A number of my interests include the following: reading and learning new things; traveling; music and film; languages; world cultures; history; anything related to Spain, Latin America or Italy; education.
I am also enjoy being active and enjoy the outdoors a great deal. Among my passions are hiking, camping, road cycling, snowboarding and paddle boarding. I played ice hockey for 30+ years, but I've decided to move on from that activity in favor of other pursuits.
Istruzione: My educational training includes the following:
Master of Arts (MA) in TESOL, 2015.
Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), 1999
Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), History (Major) / Spanish (Minor)
Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
I have also done graduate work in the field of history at Northern Illinois University.
Lingue parlate: inglese (Madrelingua), spagnolo (Fluente), italiano (Buono)