❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞

‒Frank Smith


¡Hola y bienvenidos a la clase de español!

(Hello and welcome to Spanish class!)

My name is Amy Schmidgall and I am excited to be your new Spanish I and II maestra (teacher) at Hancock Public School. Throughout the year I will be using this website to share pictures of our activities and to celebrate our great accomplishments. Also visit my Links and Resources page for a variety of supplemental resources on learning Spanish and Hispanic culture throughout Latin American.

Sobre Yo

(About Me)

I live just outside of Morris with my husband Andy (1990 Hancock Alumni) and our 5 children Levi, Pearl, Abram, Maggie, and Jeremiah. In May of 2018, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of studying Spanish and Latin culture by obtaining my BA in Latin American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Although this is my first year teaching in a formal classroom, I have worked most of my adult life as an educator in one form or another. Out of college (the 1st time) I worked for Dart Transit of Eagan, MN as a Network Administrator where I was responsible for training employees across the nation in software systems. After starting a family, I retired from the corporate world to be a home-school mom, which I enjoyed for over 10 years. Since moving to Morris in 2012, I have enjoyed teaching English in the Morris community to native Spanish speakers and have also worked at the RFC leading group fitness classes. I have a a passion for teaching and I am honored to have the opportunity to be teaching at the Hancock Public School.