Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Monica Chavez-Ryan

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Subject: Spanish I & Spanish II

Education and Experience: Taught over 13 years in Lee County North Carolina at both high schools. Translation and Interpretation for Lee County School System. Also, taught English as a Second Language at Central Carolina Community College. I have been teaching at Overhills since 2010. B.A. in Spanish Teaching Licensure for K-12; 2002. Diploma as a Licensed Practical Nurse, 1998.

About Me:  Bienvenidos!!!! My name is Mrs. Chavez Ryan, I have been teaching at Overhills High School since 2010. I attended Fayetteville State University. I am originally from New York-born Ecuadorian parents. I had the opportunity to live and go to school in Ecuador Quito, South America for seven years.  I have had the opportunity to travel to different countries and see firsthand the difference in culture. I have 4 children ranging from 35 years old to almost 19 years of age. My oldest daughter has a beautiful baby girl that I adore, my son is a doctor in New York, and they have a beautiful soon-to-be one-year-old baby girl; my youngest son studies music, and my youngest daughter is a freshman at UNC Asheville. I am very proud of each one of them.

I am a firm believer that anything can be accomplished in life as long as you work hard at it.  You may fall here and there, but what is important is to know how to get up and continue to achieve your goal.

I teach all levels of Spanish and am very excited to have your child in my class. I love to travel to different parts of the world, so be sure to check in with me to see if I have any trips planned for the end of the year.