¡Bienvenidos a mi página web! My name is Sr. Matt López, and I'm very happy to have you in my class! I've been teaching Spanish for 15 years now, and look forward to helping you develop your Spanish skills. I began my teaching career at the collegiate level, first working as a graduate instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I completed my Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics. My first job at the secondary level was with the Plano Independent School District, where I taught for five years at Plano West Senior High School before leaving to pursue my first job as an International Languages department coordinator with the Comal ISD. I joined the Northside Independent School District in 2010, working as a Spanish teacher and coordinator at John Paul Stevens High School, and have recently taken the same position at Clark. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Clark family, and hope to collaborate with you in adding to the great legacy and traditions here at Clark High School.
I currently teach Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 Pre-AP Dual Credit, and have enjoyed working as an adjunct professor with the Alamo Community Colleges District for 7 years teaching Dual Credit Spanish to high school students. Recruiting students to take full advantage of this wonderful program and motivating them to produce college-level work are two of my greatest passions.
I have also been blessed with the opportunity to evaluate and recruit native speakers of Spanish into our upper-level courses via the Spanish Placement Test process. This is a tremendously rewarding process which enriches the lives of many young students and also greatly contributes to the strength and exuberance of our Spanish-language learning community at Clark High School.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, learning new languages, cooking, spending time with my wife and daughter and working in my back yard. It is my hope that you will learn to communicate freely with Spanish-speakers from around the world, and enjoy the fullest benefits of second language mastery.
"To have another language is to possess a second soul" - Charlemagne