My Experiences as a Student and Educator

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Immediately 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.

In January 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.

In February 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 fantastic gift!