Michelle Guerra

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Michelle D. Guerra

Spanish Teacher

Email: [email protected]                          Room:  ST-121     Voicemail: (303) 982-1912
Sra. Guerra's website (Link for all classes)
I am NOT on campus on Navy Days. 2023-2024 Part-time teacher.

Block 6 Spanish 4 and IB-1: Google Classroom: xkhotsi

Block 7 Spanish 4 and IB-1 with B lunch:  Google Classroom:  igyj3rp


Bio:

Although I love language and teaching, my favorite part of the job is my students!  The purpose of learning languages is to create and enhance connections and relationships with new people and other cultures.  My own travel and study abroad in Mexico ignited my passion for Spanish in high school and college (Valparaiso University in Indiana), and since then I have adored building friendships with Spanish speakers from around the world and those residing here. I look forward to investing in my students to help them extend their own relationships and experiences every year!  

I have been teaching Dakota Ridge Eagles since 2006 and have taught all levels of Spanish here, but I taught language for 10 years prior to that in various states.  One year I also worked for a lawyer as a bilingual paralegal assistant in downtown Chicago.  My teaching experiences outside of Colorado include:

Texas and Delaware (HS:  Spanish)
Illinois (4th grade thru HS: Bilingual, English as a Second Language & Spanish)
Mexico (4th grade & undergraduate level:  English as a Foreign Language)

My priorities outside of work include spending time with local family and those out of state.  My "second home" is at the lake in Northern Michigan or with my husband and our adult daughters wherever they are adventuring!  I love to travel; my most recent international trips include Cuba and Spain. Family, friends, music animals, yoga and time outside keep me calm and entertained.  I thoroughly enjoy watching sports, but unfortunately I am just not gifted athletically.
So...Go DRHS Eagles, Michigan State Spartans and Roll Tide!


Education & Credentials

  • MA, Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University IL, 1992
  • BA, Spanish & Education, Valparaiso IN, 1986
  • Study Abroad, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Pue., Mexico, 1984
  • IB and AP Certified, Spanish

 

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