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"Where are you from?"

I was raised in the United States, but moved to Spain for University where I then lived and worked for ten years before moving to Italy, where I am currently based.

Cool. So you speak other languages?

Yes, I speak Spanish and Italian. This really helps me to identify with my students and help them through the steps of the learning process. Living and working in different countries has contributed to my growth as a teacher in so many ways. Learning a language is not just about studying grammar and vocabulary, it's about understanding the culture reflected in the language. 

What did you study?

I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish, and went back to university a few years later to get my Primary Teaching Degree after discovering my love for teaching. My professional experience has done the rest, and as a teacher you never stop learning. 

How long have you been a teacher?

I started teaching English privately in 2007. I've been working in school settings as a teacher since 2014.