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!
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.
My teaching experience is in Spanish, having taught all levels, both AP Language and AP Literature, dual credit courses, and native 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 here 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. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places (when there isn’t a pandemic). I also love presenting at local, regional, and national world language conferences on a variety of topics from differentiated instruction to cultural biases and how they impact the classroom.
Ricky Adamson, PhD
I taught middle school and high school French for 14 years in Arkansas and Texas. During those years, I also had the opportunity to teach Spanish, English, and Reading Improvement. After leaving the classroom, I served as an Instructional Specialist for World Languages and later, as Director of World Languages for Dallas Independent School District. For the last six years, I have served in various capacities in educational publishing. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in French, a Master’s of Science in Mass Communication, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. My research focused on diversity in French textbooks. As an educator, my passion is to ensure that all students find themselves reflected in the curriculum.
Carnegie Learning is a comprehensive, dynamic and progressive learning technology company. Advocating a belief in teaching and determination to help students develop as learners and thinkers, Carnegie Learning is seeking to re-define the role of technology across the K-12 landscape. It delivers research-proven mathematics curriculum and the MATHia® platform for grades 6-12, project-based digital solutions for computer science, and best-in-class K-12 professional learning services. EMC School, part of Carnegie Learning, delivers blended learning resources and services for 6-12 world languages and English language arts. Mondo Education, also part of Carnegie Learning, provides high-quality literacy resources and services for K-5 classrooms.Explore more related to this author