I am a Spanish teacher. For the 2018-19 school year, I will teach Spanish 2, 3 and AP Spanish Language and Culture. I am originally from Cuero,Texas, a small town about 90 miles southeast of here. I have a master's degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio and I did graduate work at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, where I lived for 8 years. For the last four years, I taught at Del Valle High School . However, I taught college as an adjunct professor for 5 years at San Antonio College, Wayland Baptist University and Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio; and one year as a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.
My first degree is in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Early in my career, I worked as a reporter and segment producer for local TV stations and I was the editor of a bilingual, statewide newspaper and a reporter for my hometown newspaper. After returning to the United States, I worked in Public Relations at CPS Energy, a gas and electric utility, in San Antonio. In this role, I practiced bilingual communications and was the company spokesperson. I also worked as community relations coordinator where I founded a mentoring program for high school students.
I am married to jeweler Claudio Lopez and have two grown children, Citlalli and Claudio. Lalli works as an analyst at a health care provider in Los Angeles, California. My son is studying business at Austin Community College.
I have one grandson, Anthony. He is 13 and spends summers with my husband and me.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, swimming and helping my husband coordinate Artisan Mercados in Austin.
I look forward to a challenging, but productive year.