My name is Megan Smith and this is my seventh year teaching Spanish in Louisville, Kentucky. I studied International Business and Spanish at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and am now finishing my master’s in Education at Northern Kentucky University. I really love my job and what I get to do in the classroom. I’m lucky to have a school who gives me freedom to try new things, a friend and mentor (Kara) who challenges me as a teacher, and other hardworking teachers who are willing to collaborate with me! I am honored to have been the 2011 Kentucky New Teacher of the Year from the Kentucky World Language Association. In November 2013, Kara, Rachel, and I presented at ACTFL’s national conference in Orlando. How awesome!
And a big hello from me, Kara Parker! I’m the other collaborator on this blog. I’ve taught for 12 years total (6 at a private Catholic girls school, 2 at a large public school (with Megan), and 4 years at an awesome alternative school). I recently moved to Denver, CO and I am seeing what great things are happening here. I have my National Board Certification in World Languages. <whew!> I’m excited to share on this site. :)
Hopefully you can take something from the ideas posted here to make your classroom better for your students and your workload a little lighter.
Here’s to sharing!
If you’d like to reach us, send us an e-card, or invite us to your school… Here’s an email both of us use! :)