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.
Cedar Hill Prep Continues to Win as they Win the First Debate of the School Year! Cedar Hill Prep School made a clean sweep at the first Debate Meet of the Garden State Debate League, held at the Hun School on October 26th, 2019. Arnav Upadhyay won the Golden Gavel for the Best Speaker at the tournament, out of approximately 100 speakers. Cedar Hill Prep School teams walked away with the most wins by percentage points and overall wins. Thirty-seven teams participated in all. Congratulations Cedar Hill Prep Debate Team!
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.