K-8 SPANISH TEACHER
I have lived in West Des Moines all my life, having attended Fairmeadows Elementary, Stilwell Junior High, and Valley High School. I studied Elementary Education and Spanish at Drake University.
I taught third grade at Phenix Elementary for three years and then took a year off to be a mom. In 1997, I began teaching Spanish very part-time, and I have been doing it ever since!
My husband, Chris Cooper, and I have five adult children and three grandchildren. We have one Hawkeye (currently in law school at Drake), and four CYCLONES (insurance manager, police officer, Civil engineer, and study abroad student currently living in Italy).
I enjoy entertaining, crafts, planning events for my family, reading the news, and listening to either Christmas music or talk radio. My favorite hobby is painting kindness rocks for "The Kindness Rock Project."
WHY I LOVE TEACHING
I love kids of all ages! I love Spanish! I love books!
You can find the units and vocabulary that we will study in any given year on my website. There are also links to on-line games, videos, and songs in Spanish, which we have used in class. Additionally, you can find, FAQs, course descriptions, and the mini quiz study links for 6th-8th grades.
The website is: www.bit.ly/homeschoolspanish.