I am a native of Spain. I was born in Sevilla. I have been living in this community for over thirty three years. My husband and I have been married for over thirty years. We have two adult children who graduated from Jefferson City High School. Both of my children are bilingual and also our two grandchildren who are five and three years old. My family has a strong missionary background. My daughter served a mission in Argentina and my son served a mission in the Denver, Colorado South mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a Spanish Speaking missionary. My husband and I met in Spain while he was also serving a mission in Seville, Spain. I have a Bachelor’s in Spanish Language and I have a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Culture. I worked with Special Education when I lived in Spain. From time to time, I have been an interpreter for the Callaway county judicial court. I have also created, presented and taught a Spanish curriculum for the Cole county Sheriff’s Department to meet the needs of the fast growing Hispanic population in Mid-Missouri. I have taught Spanish for the adult program at Nichol’s Career Center and English as a Second Language at Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark Middle Schools. Teaching is not a job; it is a career. I love to teach. I am very passionate about teaching and even more about the students I teach. Monday’s are the best day of the week because I get to see my students after a long week-end. My biggest goal is to help my students reach their potential.