Academy School Spanish Language Program serves as an introduction to language learning and strives to instill an awareness of different cultures, an appreciation of language/culture study, and motivation for further language study. We aim to create lifelong language learners through encouraging the development of foreign language skills early in life. To this end, Academy School offers Spanish language in grades 1-6. At Academy we strive to teach our students the importance of language study by engaging in meaningful cultural exploration projects. Program goals include enhancing reading development in both English and the target language, promoting global awareness and cultural understanding as well as meeting district, state and national foreign language standards.
María L. Carreño
María Carreño is a native of Orense, Spain. María has taught Spanish in both the private and public school sector for almost 25 years. María strongly believes that learning a second language is a fundamental necessity in an ever -increasing global community. As a Spanish language teacher, María is deeply committed to sharing her passion for language and culture study and instills in her students the understanding of cultural differences, the importance of tolerance and hopefully, the desire to travel and explore. María believes that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters her classroom. She gives her students the freedom that allows for discovery and creativity and yet believes in the importance of maintaining a structured and disciplined environment. María was the recipient of the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” 2002, 2005 and received the Vermont Academy Daniel T. Brodine Teacher of the Year Award, 2006.
María has a B.A. and an M.A. in Spanish Language and Culture Education from Loyola University, Chicago.