Degrees and Certifications:
Subject: World Languages / Spanish
North Carolina State University - NCTEACH Program / Lateral Entry Licensure - Spanish
InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico / Metropolitan Campus - Bachelors Degree on Office Systems Management + 18 credits towards a Masters Degree in Business Education.
Certifications / Institutes:
NC Teaching License - Spanish and Business Education Endorsements
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ODE) WORLD LANGUAGES SUMMER INSTITUTE - Reynoldsburg, Ohio (July 2018)
ACTFL / LILL 2017 - Cohort 2 (Leadership Initiative in Language Learning) - Emerging Leader in World Languages - Skokie, IL (June 2017) + Frisco, Texas (June 2018)
AP Spanish Language and Culture, College Board - Wake Forest University, June 2016
Eight years combined of teaching experience (Spanish Teacher, ESL Instructional Assistant, English Teacher).
¡Hola! My name is Ana Velazquez. I am native from Puerto Rico. I am excited and honored to be back again and be part of the OHS Jaguar's family. This is my seventh year at Overhills and I really love it! My goal as a teacher is to ensure that my students learn the basics of the Spanish language using reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. I will focus on comprehensible input to help students to acquire the language, using the levels of proficiency set by ACTFL. I will combine this with the culture of the Spanish speaking countries so they can have a global awareness. I will use technology in order to comply with the 21st Century skills to enhance my lessons. I want my students to succeed in life, I want them to be responsible citizens in our community, and help them reach the next level.
Finally, I am proud to be part of the Jaguar Family and excited to be working with you and your daughter/son this semester!!