I have 24 years of experience and have played many roles within the education sector; I have been a teacher, director, educational coach, university professor, and project manager, but I have never had an experience similar to that of teaching kindergarten in a Spanish immersion program. I am from Puerto Rico and have taught in Spanish all of my life. I have been in Indiana for about a year and a half, and this experience is unique, because no other children could compare to my students.
Their level of deep thinking is unique, and I have been able to develop them in ways that I had never been able to develop any of my former students. If I compare them with native Spanish-speaking students in kindergarten, they are on another level. Their respect of the language, their brotherhood, teamwork, and their respect for the diversity of cultures is simply wonderful.
teacher – Crown Point Christian School