The University of Arizona - 2010
(B.A. in Communication)
The University of Arizona - 2016
(M.Ed. in Teaching & Teacher Education)Contact Information
Voicemail: (480) 279.7354Office/Tutoring HoursMonday & Wednesday 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.(or by *appointment)*If you cannot come in during regular office hours and would like to make an appointment for tutoring, you must fill out the Google Doc form located in the "Office Hours/Tutoring Request Form" tab on the side of this page at least 24 hours ahead of time.2018-2019 Schedule
0 hour- Spanish 1
1st hour- Spanish 1
2nd hour- Spanish 2
3rd hour- Spanish 1
4th hour- Spanish 2
5th hour- Prep
6th hour- Release
This is my third year teaching at Higley High School. I am proud to be a Higley Knight!
I absolutely love everything about learning languages and different cultures! I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina during college. I also lived in northern Spain for one year! I am honored to be able to share my life experiences with my students to be able to give them a personal perspective and insight to the Latin- American and Spanish culture.In my free time I love to travel, hike, and spend time with my family. I am an Arizona native and I love my Wildcats!
Educational Philosophy:My main goals in teaching are to help students develop their 21st century skills and inspire and motivate them to communicate in the Spanish language. I like to create an engaging classroom environment that make students want to learn by incorporating real-world elements and by making them relevant to their lives. I believe that learning another language gives students the opportunity to think about their own community and the world through a different lens.
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” –Flora Lewis
Summer 2020 Travel OpportunityI am organizing a trip to Mexico in June 2020 through Explorica tours. This is not a Higley High sponsored trip, but an opportunity that all students and parents can participate in. Please contact Sra. Mota for more information on how to sign up!