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9/25/12 2:49 PM
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World Language Department

World Language Department

Our mission is to develop proficiency in a second language, enhance interdisciplinary literacy and to promote understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.  Our vision is to see students graduate with a real life global, marketable skill with an understanding and appreciation for the people who are a part of our culturally diverse world.  Our World Language teachers are experienced and dedicated to providing the best quality lessons and practice possible. 

 

A brief summary of our veteran Spanish teachers: Leif Atkisson lived and studied throughout Mexico and Central America; Martha Stickles lived and studied in Mexico; Matt Hovendon lived and studied in South America.  

 

We have a new teacher for Spanish this year:  Jessica Ortega is a North County local.  She grew in a bilingual and bicultural community.  She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and spent several years in Colombia.  We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Ortega as our newest Pirate. ¡Bienvenida!  Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate.

 

Our American Sign Language teachers:   Nicole Gonet holds a Bachelors Degree in Adolescent America Sign Language Education/Special Education from Keuka College, New York.  She has 8+ years teaching experience as well as experience working in the deaf community.  Elizabeth Butler-Arreola has a degree from San Francisco State University, a certificate in Interpreting ASL/English and a Masters Degree from the University of  Phoenix.  She has been a member of the Deaf community for over 30 years. 

 

Thank you so much Dr. Coleman and Mrs. Collis for the World Language Lab
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Contact Leif Atkisson  Leif Atkisson Spanish Teacher and Foreign Language Dept. Chair
Contact Elizabeth Butler-Arreola  Elizabeth Butler-Arreola Teacher
Contact Nicole Gonet  Nicole Gonet Teacher
Contact Matt Hovenden  Matt Hovenden Teacher
Contact Jessica Ortega  Jessica Ortega Teacher
Contact Martha Stickles  Martha Stickles ex: 8314 Spanish Teacher