My love for Spanish, travel and learning about other cultures started right here in the Andrews wing of CRMS. During my sophomore year of high school, a brother and sister from Panamá attended our school because of the political unrest in their country. Cristina ended up living with my family our senior year and I took my first trip of many to Panamá that winter vacation. I majored in Spanish with a concentration in Secondary Education at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. I lived in Madrid, Spain my junior year while completing a “Curso Hispanico” at the University of Madrid, Complutense.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, I stayed in CT. I taught Spanish and coached field hockey at E. O. Smith High School for three years. I also taught Spanish at Pomfret Acadamy for a year before heading to Boston. In Boston I worked for EF Education, an educational tour company. With EF Education, I went on training tours, I educated teachers on how to safely travel abroad with their students and I used my Spanish daily in the Customer Service Department.
I returned home in 2004 (the day of the Red Sox World Championship parade). After returning to Maine I met my husband, got married and started a family. I was elected to the S.A.D. #28 School Board for Camden in 2005 and I started teaching 5th -7th grade Spanish at CRMS in 2008.