I lived in Mexico for five years as a child, where I learned to speak Spanish fluently. Since then, I earned a B.A. Degree in Education with a major in Spanish and a minor in English and later went on to earn a M.S. in Management, where I also developed excellent skills in APA Style academic writing.
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My work experience includes teaching all age levels, conducting Spanish training in workplace settings in many different industries (education, health care, manufacturing, etc.), and working nearly 8 years for the State of Colorado...
I can write, proofread, edit, or translate materials in English or Spanish and create a high-quality, professional end product. My skills include:
- Writing and Editing
As a teacher I wrote educational materials such as lesson plans, tests, and parent newsletters. As a government employee I wrote many reports every month. I also had responsibility for all aspects of the organization's quarterly newsletter. While earning my Master's degree, I further developed my skills in APA Style (6th edition) academic writing and was widely recognized by my professors and fellow students for my excellent writing skills. My undergraduate degree included a minor in English. Do you need help writing or editing educational materials, brochures, essays, newsletters, or articles in Microsoft Word or Publisher? Whether your project is in Spanish or English, I can help.
- Developing Presentations
I have conducted numerous training sessions and presentations for a wide range of audiences, both as a teacher/instructor and as a government employee. Do you need help developing an error-free, professional-looking PowerPoint presentation in Spanish or English?
- Spanish/English Translation
As an elementary school teacher, I worked in a bilingual classroom and presented materials in both English and Spanish. While working for the state government, I translated a large section of the child care regulations into Spanish. I have also helped people translate letters, poems, and other...
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Colorado Department of Human Services
Licensing Specialist, Division of Child Care
2003 - 2011
Inspected child care facilities for safety and compliance with regulations, writing reports after each visit. Translated a large section of the child care regulations into Spanish. Responsible...
Spanish Instructor and Business Owner
2006 - 2008
Operated a small side business teaching community Spanish classes and industry-specific Spanish classes for a variety of agencies and organizations, including the public library, a medical center,...
Lamar Community College
2004 - 2005
Taught academic Spanish classes to first- and second-semester Spanish students. Duties involved teaching classes, developing lesson plans, and grading student assignments. Also taught...
North Franklin School District
2001 - 2003
Taught summer school in a K-2 classroom and full-time in a bilingual second grade classroom. Helped to transition Spanish-speaking children into mainstream English classrooms by fourth grade....
Spokane Public Schools
2000 - 2001
Taught every grade level from preschool to 12th grade. Experiences included days in high school Spanish classrooms, ESL classrooms, special ed. classrooms, and general elementary classrooms....