I am content to be returning to HHS for my second year of teaching and learning. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and Iowa, and I moved west as soon as I could. The pull of the mountains was too great to remain in the flatlands, and they continue to fill me with inspiration and satisfaction in each season.
My passion for the Spanish language was, and continues to be, fueled by my travels throughout Latin America. I have studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valdivia, Chile and Puebla, Mexico. The variations in dialect, vocabulary, global perspective, food, music and so many other cultural factors fascinate and continue to influence me to want to inspire further generations to expand their perceptions of other cultures via learning another language.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."