Spanish at Lowell
Hola, my name is Johanna Mitchell. I am originally from Barranquilla Colombia. I graduated from Universidad Del Norte (Barranquilla-Colombia) as an Early Childhood Education Teacher and also worked as a Second grade teacher there.
In 2010 I moved to United state as an Au Pair. I took care of 4 children. I would teach them Spanish while I was working on perfecting english. In 2012 I got married and decided to started a new chapter in my life in this beautiful country.
Before I became a Spanish teacher I worked as a Kindergarten teacher in a daycare. Then I got the opportunity to start the next chapter in my life as I started working here in the Lowell school as an Instructional assistant for the past 3 years. This year I decided to move forward and finish my certification.
I am very excited to be the new bilingual teacher at the Lowell School. Learning a second language is a wonderful achievement that you will benefit from in future use. I am very excited for this year
!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.