|Subject / Grade||9-12 Spanish 1 & Honor Spanish 3|
|"'La escuela no hace el estudiante.'"|
|-- Ana Ruiz|
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Congratulations on beginning and/or continuing your Spanish studies at Perry High School. I am ecstatic that we will be working together this semester. In order to reach our common goal of building a strong Spanish foundation you will need to work and practice, practice, and practice. My classroom is a judgement free zone and will serve as our safe place to share stories in Spanish as well as a place to further develop our Spanish skills so that you are ready to move forward to Spanish 2 or AP S
My Education and Professional Background
While at ASU, I received a B.A. in Spanish Lit. At GCU I completed a M.Ed. in Secondary Education. Throughout my college career, I spent time studying in Mérida, Mexico, visiting many Mayan sites. Climbing the Mayan pyramids proved good practice for my next hiking endeavor, trekking for 4-days to complete the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu — an adventure I undertook while spending a semester studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After exploring much of Latin America, I have spent time volunteering in S. Korea as an English teacher. My breaks from teaching were spent at a Buddhist temple and getting to know the Korean culture. My love for travel has taken me to 22 different countries and countless adventures. For the past 6 summers, I have led student groups abroad on volunteer trips across the world. This summer I had the opportunity to work for NatGeo as a photography instructor. If you have any questions about Spanish, please do not hesitate to ask.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all students can learn. Given structure, a caring environment and motivation, all students can succeed.
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