Señora Claire De Leon » ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español 1!

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español 1!

¡Hola!
I'm Claire De Leon and I am going into my 9th year of teaching Spanish, but my first at Amundsen. I graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Language and Linguistics and then got my Masters in Secondary Education at the University of Michigan. I have lived all over the US, but have been so happy to call Chicago home for the last 6 years where I reside with my partner and 2 cats.
 
My experience in Spanish-speaking countries includes living in Ecuador, Mexico, and Spain, leading student trips to Costa Rica and The Dominican Republic, and traveling to Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala. I am passionate about expanding students' worldview and am excited to support students in finding agency in communicating and connecting across language and culture.
 
Fun fact: I also speak some Portuguese and am learning Haitian Creole and Tagalog!