Allow us to introduce the team of veteran world languages educators who drive our blended language learning solutions!
Meet the Carnegie Learning World Languages Team! We’re passionate about the teaching of Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Italian, and we’re committed to supporting you as you help your students fall in love with languages. We’re especially excited to get to know the Language Is Limitless educator community, so feel free to reach out to us in our Facebook group or on our social media accounts linked below!
[Updated May 12, 2023]
My passion for learning about other people and places has led me from teaching to professional development and now to a position where our goal is to create an amazing language learning experience that is innovative and truly effective in helping students on their journey to proficiency. My teaching experience is in Spanish, having taught all levels, both AP Language and AP Literature, dual credit courses, and Spanish-speaker courses. After seven years of teaching high school Spanish, I joined the Carnegie Learning team, but I still serve as an adjunct Spanish professor at Lone Star College in Houston, as well as an AP Reader for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. My Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is from Geneva College, and I earned my Master’s degree in Spanish focusing on Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh.
As a former world languages educator and lifelong language learner, I have devoted my professional (and at times, personal!) life to ensuring that all students have access to effective language learning resources. I am very passionate about languages being learned the right way, with students feeling empowered to put these important skills to practical use and having tangible evidence of their multilingual accomplishments. As part of my graduate studies with Middlebury College, I lived in both Spain and Latin America – and I currently reside in the D.C. Metro Area.
Content Specialist, World Languages
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I taught Spanish and French for 16 years before joining Carnegie Learning. I’m from Philadelphia and taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and in both public and private school settings. I love to travel and was fortunate to be able to take students abroad for many years. I also worked as a scoring leader for the Praxis French exam as an AP Spanish Language reader. As a Content Specialist, I am able to work with teachers and also help develop educational content materials for Carnegie Learning world language programs. I’ve presented at many regional and national conferences, including NECTFL, CSCTFL, and ACTFL.
Director of Editorial, World Languages
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I have been fascinated by languages, and Spanish in particular, since I was in elementary school. This fascination turned into a passion as I majored in Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College, a small liberal arts school in southern Minnesota. I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Northern Iowa. For 21 years as a high school teacher, I shared my love of Spanish with my students. I then made the switch to publishing, where I continue to indulge my love of languages by helping teachers and students have amazing experiences engaging with innovative content and technology. I am a lifelong learner of the Spanish language and an explorer of the rich cultures the Spanish-speaking world has to offer.
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