Degrees and Certifications:

Ana Velazquez

Subject: World Languages / Spanish

¡Hola! My name is Ana Velazquez (Molina). I am from Puerto Rico. I've been part of the Jaguar family since Spring 2012. I have dual certificate endorsements in World Languages - Spanish and Business Education. I completed the requirements for the Spanish K-12 Licensure through NC State University, as well as hold a Bachelors Degree from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, in Office Systems Management.

I am a passionate Spanish teacher who loves to share the Spanish language and culture with my students, a strong advocate for multilingualism and have attended JNCL Language Advocacy Day in Washington, DC since 2019.

I love to attend conferences, institutes, workshops related to teaching world languages focusing on proficiency levels using the Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational modes of communication along with the Interculturality piece. I fully believe that, through languages, you can address diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice with a different set of lenses.


*NC Teaching License - Spanish and Business Education Endorsements

*2022 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year Selection Committee (August-November 2021)

*FLANC (Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) - Membership Chair (2021-2023); Former Eastern Region Representative 

*ACTFL / LILL 2017 - Cohort 2 (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages / Leadership Initiative in Language Learning)

-Veteran Leader in World Languages - Online due to COVID-19 (Summer 2020) and Franklin, TN (June 2019)

-Emerging Leader in World Languages - Frisco, Texas (June 2018) and Skokie, IL (June 2017)

*FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) - March 2014 (State Conference, Greensboro, NC) - Recognition for Service as Regional Adviser - Overhills High School / Southeast Region