Alana Kubeczka


Full Name

Alana Kubeczka

Professional Title

Lead Teacher

School or Place of Work

Strack Intermediate

What Level Do You Teach?

1, 2, Heritage 1, Native 2/3

Approx. Percentage of Heritage Spanish Students at Your Institution


How Has Spanish Played a Role in Your Personal and Professional Life?

I began learning Spanish as a second language in middle school.  I loved languages!  I have family I visited every summer in Mexico, where I learned a great deal and continue to learn every summer I go back!  I knew I wanted to be an educator, and I had a love of the Spanish language, so I majored in Bilingual Studies and Spanish.  I taught bilingual for 14 years, but became discouraged by the paperwork and testing.  I didn’t feel like I was getting to really teach these students, who needed it so much.  So, I went to teach high school and taught both natives and non-natives Spanish. My passion is the heritage and native speaker population.

How Long Have You Been Teaching?

21 years

More About Me

Not sure what more to say.  I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister and educator.  I am always looking for ways to grow professionally and personally in my life journey.  I am excited to see language classes moving away from textbook dependent curricula, and hoping to help my district in the shift to meaningful teaching.

Heritage Spanish email list

Yes, please add me to the Heritage Spanish email list to receive updates about workshops and new resources.

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