Spanish at Lowell

Your Teachers

Señora Reed

My name is Joan Reed, and it is my second year teaching Spanish in at the Lowell School. I am so excited to continue being a part of this community!

I grew up in New York State and studied at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Albany. I have taught various subjects, including Spanish, P.E., and ELL, from grades 1-12. Working with elementary students really makes my day wonderful.

I have studied, taught and lived abroad in San José, Costa Rica, Madrid, Spain, and Tetbury, United Kingdom.

In my free time, I enjoy reading in both Spanish and English, running, coaching lacrosse, baking, being in nature, and spending time with family and friends.

I love to teach Spanish because of the connections I have been able to make with Spanish speakers and their cultures. My goal is to pass on this love of language and understanding of others.

Señora Quesada

!Bienvenid@s a la clase de Español! My name is Sandra Quesada and I am happy to be your child's Spanish teacher in this great Lowell community.

I am originally from Costa Rica and moved to the United States back in 2008 after marring my husband Robert.

I taught Spanish as a second language in Costa Rica to various levels and ages and realized that I wanted to be an elementary teacher. When I moved to the United States, I started college and got an Associate's Degree in Elementary from MassBay Community College. I transferred to UMass Boston and got a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. During that time, I started working in the field of early childhood and eventually got my Master's Degree in Early Childhood from Cambridge College.

Before teaching in Watertown, I taught Spanish in kindergarten in a dual language program in Waltham Public Schools. While teaching there, I discovered how much I love teaching Spanish.

When I am not teaching, I love spending time outdoors with my family. I greatly appreciate nature. I also enjoy biking, running, knitting, drawing, poetry, cooking, and crafting.

I love teaching Spanish and witnessing students become bilingual or multilingual starting at a young age while they learn about other cultures. My goal is to inspire children to learn Spanish through meaningful and applicable interactions so that they can use it beyond the classroom.