My name is Salvatore Reginaldo and I was born and raised in Naples , Italy . I moved to the United States in the summer of 1989 at the age of fifteen. I graduated from Riverside High School ( Milwaukee , WI ) in 1991 before moving to San Antonio , TX in 1992. I received my bachelor's of Arts Degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio and I hold a teacher certification in Spanish for the state of Texas . I have also received a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Integrating Technology in the Classroom from Walden University .
I have been teaching Spanish for the past seventeen years. My first three years of my teaching career began back in 1999 at Floresville High School. After my unforgettable teaching experience at Floresville H.S. I had the wonderful experience to also teach for three years at John Jay High School . I have also taught Spanish at John Paul Stevens High School from 2005 - 2013 since the school first opened back in 2005. In the fall of 2013 I moved to Tom C. Clark H.S. During my teaching career I've had the opportunity to teach different levels of Spanish from level I to V AP Literature.
I believe that learning a language should be fun and rewarding. Spanish can help you communicate with people from Spanish- speaking countries and teach you to be more tolerant and respectful of all people. My primary mission is to enable my students to interact and communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers globally. The understanding the Spanish language and culture is essential to learn about and appreciate the culture of several million Hispanics in the United States .
My Spanish course is designed to focus on the four major communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of the year, my students should be able to speak at length on many topics and they will be able to talk about events in the past, present, and future.