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Hello, I am honored to introduce myself as the Spanish Teacher at Carlow Campus Laboratory School. I am a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Inter-cultural Language Studies; with a concemtration in Spanish and German. Other languages studied at the university level include; French, Russian, and Chinese. I was the recipient of two scholarships studying multuple cultures and languages abroad. I hold a Master's Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University, with a emphasis in ESL. My teaching experience includes 16 years at Saint Gabriel School and three years at Community College of Beaver County. Prior to teaching I worked for Refugee Services where I tranlated German for former refugees from Yugoslavia,; they acquired German as a second language while waiting for permanent residemcy in the United States. Some of my voluteer work includes; translating for doctors on a medical mission in Sonora, Mexico, and assiting in resettling the Lost Boys of Sudan. My experiences and extensive world-wide travel have empowered me to create a diversified and fun curriculum that evokes academic curiosity and cultural awareness. Teaching for me has always been more than just a profession, it's a life choice. My objective is to pique each students' interest in cultural studies and second langauge acqusition; my goal is to unify cultures through education, while enabling each student with the necessary personal and academic skills to be successful in today's global society.