Kat Páez

Ms. Páez's staff photo.

Kat Páez

Spanish & French Teacher
Diversity Liaison

Email: [email protected]

Voicemail: (303) 982-1885
For general information, documents, and resources go to my Class Website.

Courses (2022-2023)                                                                                Páez Virtual Open House

Navy Day                                                                      
: (7:00-7:25)
Block 1: Plan (7:30-9:05)                                      
Block 2Spanish 3 Honors (9:15-10:45)                         
Block 3Spanish 1 (10:35-1:05)
Block 4: Spanish 1 (1:15-2:45)

Cardinal Day 
AE: (7:50-8:10)
Block 5: Seminar (8:15-9:05)    
Block 6 French 2 (9:15-10:45)
Block 7:  
French 2 (11:35-1:05)
Block 8:Study Hall (1:15-2:45)

Students can meet with me during AE (before school) or after school with an appointment as I am not always available due to clubs or other responsibilities. If students need to see me after school, make sure I know before hand!

All classwork and homework will be posted on Google Classroom (codes are available on my website). My website houses important information, documents, and resources.

International & Diversity Club Website


I'm Mexican-American. I was born in Querétaro, Mexico to an Ecuadorian father and an American mother so I was raised to be bi-lingual and attended an American school. Fifteen years later, I moved to Golden, Colorado where I completed my secondary studies. I went to University to become a Spanish teacher but, after testing out of most of the Spanish program, I decided to pick up a new language, French!  I started my teaching career at Drake Middle School and after teaching there for 8 years, I moved to France. I have a home in a lovely village in the Rhône Valley where I raised my children and taught for 16 years. I love it there but I love teaching at JeffCo too, so now I do both! This is my seventh year at Dakota Ridge High School and I am passionate about my work and I enjoy working with these great students and wonderful staff.  

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Major 1: Spanish & Major 2: French, Minor: English, Minot State University, ND, 1991
  • Master of Arts in International & Intercultural Communications, Specialisations: International Development, Intercultural Training & Global Education, University of Denver, CO, 1998
  • ESL Certification, University of Seattle, WA, 1998
  • DELF & DALF Certification, University of Avignon, France, 2002
  • IB Certified- 2018, 2022 AP Spanish Certified 2020
  • CDE Professional Teacher License for Secondary Spanish and Secondary French.


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