Angeles Solana, Spanish Teacher


 
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
 
The University of the State of New  York
Extension of Certificate, Spanish N-6 / PRE K-6 extension, 2001
 
The University of the State of  New York
Certificate, Public School Teacher,  Spanish 7th through 12th, 1993
 
University of Pennsylvania  
Doctor of Philosophy, Spanish, 1990. 
 
University of Connecticut     
Master of Arts, Spanish, 1985
 
University of Seville, Spain         
Bachelor of Arts, English Philology, 1982


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
State University College at Cortland
Instructor, Department of International Communications and Culture.  Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish grammar, composition and conversation courses.  Fall 2006 – present.
 
McGraw Central School , McGraw, NY
Spanish teacher, 8-12.  February 1998-present.
 
State University College at Cortland
Instructor, Department of International Communications and Culture.  Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish grammar, composition and conversation courses.  Fall 1987 – February 1998.
 
Cortland Schools, Cortland, NY
ESL tutor, 1995-1997
 
University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Assistant, Department of Romance Languages.  Taught basic and intermediate Spanish grammar courses.  September    1985 - May 1987.
 
Instructor, Penn-in-Salamanca Program.  Taught intermediate and conversation Spanish abroad in Salamanca, Spain.  Summer 1986.
 
University of Connecticut
Teaching Assistant, Department of Modern & Classical Languages.  Taught basic and intermediate Spanish gram-mar courses. September 1983 - May 1985.
 
Colegio Santa Teresa, Badajoz, Spain
English teacher, 7th and 8th .  September 1981-December 1981, September 1982-June 1983
 
Maidstone Grammar School for girls, Maidstone, England.
Spanish teacher, 8th through 12th, January 1982, July 1982
 
Centro Norteamericano, Seville, Spain
Instructor, Hartwick College January in Spain Program.  Taught intermediate Spanish grammar, Spanish Literature, Art and History courses.  December 26th -January 16th, 1982.
 
Personal notes
Born in Badajoz, Spain, 1959.  United States Citizen since 1993.
I enjoy teaching and in my free time I visit my friends, contact my family abroad (thank you, skipe, facetime and modern technology in general!),  do yoga and watch, read or listen to thrillers.

Spanish Program at Mcgraw
Spanish is taught in grades 8 through 12. At the end of the second year the students the students will have completed their  NY requirement for a high school diploma. Students pursuing an advanced Regents diploma will continue studying the foreign language for two more years  Spanish IV offers students the opportunity of getting six college credits from TC3 and fulfill the College General Educacation requirements for  a foreigh Language.

 During our classes we work very hard to acquire the amount of vocabulary and grammar required to succeed on their exams. The students learn approximately 500 words per year and build up their grammar skills by continually re-visiting and expanding all the concepts learned along these years.

You are welcome to visit the web site for Realidades to browse through the contents of the books.  I will also lile you to ask your students to give you access to my the Google Classroom websites where you will find the vocabulary list that goes with each chapter, vocabulary games for extra practice, and multiple choice quizzes to test their ability.

 In collaboration with the French program  we have had the opportunity to travel to Canada and Costa Rica in the past, and we hope to be able to continue to do so in the future. The trips are offered every other year.

 I immensely enjoy teaching Spanish and the Spanish culture to the McGraw students, and I look forward to working with all of you.

Poetry Chaikhana

Sacred Poetry from Around the World

May the light of your soul guide you

by John O'Donohue
 

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

 

 E-mail: 
 nsolana@mcgrawschools.org

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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
www.mcgrawschools.org