What is your favorite project to assign?
In the spring semester of Spanish IV, I assign a food project called “Es Tiempo de Cocinar.” Students pick a recipe from their own cultural or family traditions and they teach the class how to make it using only Spanish. There are many props and students get very creative. After everyone presents, they share the food they made with the class. This is one of my favorite projects because students share their cultures and they speak only in the target language. Students often say, “This was fun! Can we do this project again?”
What school tradition shows the spirit of the Immaculate Heart school community best?
My favorite school tradition is Mary’s Day. It brings everyone together. The school has a beautiful campus already, but on this day, it is transformed into something magical. On this day, the whole community comes together to celebrate, sing, dance and, of course, eat together. The students all learn the same dance! It is incredible to see 500 students doing the same dance on the quad. We all look forward to Mary’s Day!
What do you love about the all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart?
I have taught at Immaculate Heart for a long time, and one of the things I recognized right away was its diverse environment. The students at Immaculate Heart truly embrace getting to know and accepting others. It is part of the culture at Immaculate Heart. It is part of what makes this place special.