|School or Place of Work||
|What Level Do You Teach?||
Span 3 and SNS 1 & 2
|Approx. Percentage of Heritage Spanish Students at Your Institution||
|How Has Spanish Played a Role in Your Personal and Professional Life?||
I have lived in Chicago for 17 years ever since I came here for college in the year 2000. I have always lived among the Latino community here through church membership and the communities I’ve lived in. “Spanish” for me is not a trip I did back in 2003 and a hobby I do in my free time. “Spanish” is my next door neighbors, my students, my supermarket, and the language I speak to my children – even though I am not Hispanic.
My students come from all over the city of Chicago, but our school happens to be located in a Latino community. One of the units I teach with my heritage students is about the history and heritage of the community.
|How Long Have You Been Teaching?||
|More About Me||
I am currently in the certification process of OPI training. I hope to be a certified OPI tester within 6-9 months. I just completed the workshop three weeks ago, and I am already seeing how immensely it will benefit me as a heritage teacher.
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