WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER / SPANISH AND FRENCH
“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success… Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bonjour! Hola! I was born in Kenya and grew up in London, UK. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and NJ Teacher’s Certification from Rutgers the State University; B.ED in French and Art from London University (UK); Certificate in Spanish from Don Quijote Institute in Salamanca; Certificate in German from Goethe Institute in Frankfurt; and a Certificate in ESL from University of Cambridge. My work experience includes teaching in both public and private schools, here and abroad (UK and France). I have taught Preschool/Kindergarten/ Elementary Grades/Middle School/ High School, and Adults.
I joined Cedar Hill Prep in 2010. It was a privilege to introduce the World Languages Program, French and Spanish, to PreK – 8th grade at CHP.
Teaching World Languages is my passion and teaching at CHP, where students come from culturally diverse communities, is very rewarding. It is wonderful to teach languages to children because they come with enthusiasm, a lot of energy and some knowledge, which is then transformed into a wonderful learning experience. I enjoy teaching because each grade level presents its own challenges, and I want to make a positive difference in students’ lives through an exciting and challenging curriculum which helps them develop confidence in learning and encourages critical thinking. The success of the program is reflected in students’ appreciation of another language and culture, ability to speak in the target language with confidence, and continuing further in HS at an advanced level.
Congratulations to our 8th grade students for your multiple acceptance letters to High School. We are so proud of you! In the Fall of 2019, our 8th grade graduates will be found on the campuses of Bishop Ahr, Delbarton School, Hotchkiss School, Hun School, Immaculata School, Lawrenceville School, Mercersburg Academy, Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, The Peddie School, Pennington School, Pingry School, Princeton Day School, Punahou (Hawaii), Rutgers Preparatory School, St. Paul's School (NH), Stuart Country Day School, Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.
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