Chris Cashman

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Full Name

Chris Cashman

Professional Title

Spanish Teacher

School or Place of Work

ChiArts

What Level Do You Teach?

Span 3 and SNS 1 & 2

Approx. Percentage of Heritage Spanish Students at Your Institution

10%

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?

7 years

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.

Twitter Username

senordineroman

Facebook Profile

https://www.facebook.com/ChrisCashmanChicago

LinkedIn Profile

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-cashman-92a76b14/

Website

https://senordineroman.wordpress.com

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