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 part-time, and I have been doing it ever since!
My husband, Chris Cooper, and I have five children: a U of Iowa graduate (who works in the insurance industry and has our two grandchildren!), three Iowa State graduates (engineer, police officer, and insurance agent), and one more currently attending Iowa State!
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.