after graduating, I moved to Madrid, Spain, where I earned a
Master’s degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education at the
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and taught English to
students aged 7-14 at Colegio Árula in the small town of
Alalpardo. That summer I worked as a bilingual camp counselor
for Spanish adventure camp Cíclan in the Spanish
Pyrennes, practicing English with students as we hiked, rafted,
canoed through the mountains.
I feel very
fortunate to have been able to spend so many years working with
so many wonderful and diverse students in such a variety of
contexts. In the years since my 2009 graduation from Moravian
College with a degree in Spanish and a minor in International
Studies alone, I have had a number of truly great experiences.
of 2012 I was offered my dream job, that of adjunct English as
a Second Language instructor for a group of diverse adult
students through Allentown non-profit organization The
Literacy Center. In my time working for the The Literacy
Center, I have endeavored to teach my students the linguistic
skills they need to engage in their community, and have ended
up learning a great deal from them as well.
of 2013 I began teaching Spanish at St. Theresa School to
students grades K-8. While this experience is still very new, I
have loved every moment of it! This fun and challenging
opportunity has allowed me to flex mental muscles that I haven’t
for some time, particularly those involving singing silly songs!
My students and co-workers at St. Theresa School have given me a