WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER / SPANISH
Hola! I am very excited to be a member of the Cedar Hill Prep Faculty! My educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management Science and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Spanish from Kean University. Since 2009, I have taught Exploratory Spanish and Spanish Levels I and II in grades 2-12.
Because education is very important to me, I have always felt a strong desire to teach. I believe that learning a second language is one of the most valuable assets you can possess as it opens the doors to so many new experiences, whether they be cultural, educational or business related. Being bilingual has been an asset to me in life and work. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for learning the Spanish language and culture with my students…and creating a safe and relaxing environment in which to do so.
My goal as a Spanish Instructor is to have students interact with me in Spanish. I enjoy using a variety of activities that help my students achieve competency in Spanish through the five language skills (i.e. reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture awareness). Ultimately, my goals are for my students to appreciate different cultures and develop the ability to express themselves in the target language.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.