The Spanish language has always been part of my life. Being born to two Puerto Rican parents in New York gives me the privilege to call myself a Nuyorican. I graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and minor in Spanish. I have worked in many state agencies in New York and Massachusetts. I know firsthand how knowing Spanish can assist you in other careers.
After a long interviewing process, I was given the opportunity to enter the Massachusetts Institute for New Teachers (MINT Program) administered by the Department of Education. Through this rigorous program, I was able to obtain my teacher’s certification to teach Spanish. In 2009, I earned my Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University.
Since 2006, I have been teaching Spanish I and Spanish II in Brookwood. I am also a co-sponsor of the Spanish Club. Brookwood has also been a family tradition, two of my sisters, both of my daughters and other family members are graduates. It is a pleasure to teach the Spanish language and culture to my students.