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Lesa Castillo

World Language Teacher

Naugatuck Public Schools
City Hill Middle School
 
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X
 

¡Bienvenidos!

Welcome to Spanish class! It is my pleasure to be your Spanish teacher this year. We are going to learn a lot about the Spanish language and culture. You will find that I have very high expectations for you and that is because I believe in you and I know that you can and will learn to speak and understand Spanish. It is my duty to make sure that you know this too!
 
Throughout the year we will have a series of writing assignments and projects. It is expected that you put forth your best effort to be successful in Spanish and bring your best attitude to class everyday. You will find that you need to study a lot and must complete homework regularly in order to learn Spanish. If you put in the time and effort, there is no doubt that you will be successful.
  
For more information, you may read the syllabus attached to this page and provided in class. 
 
You can contact me through the email or phone number provided. I promise to respond as soon as possible! 
 
About Me
 
Teaching Spanish is my passion and it is also my second language! I had to work hard to become fluent in Spanish so I can understand how challenging it can be to acquire a second language. Luckily, my students have the opportunity to build this knowledge at a young age. I have no doubt that they will use what they have learned one day!
 
I love teaching middle school students! Middle school students are such a unique, special and quirky bunch! They are changing all the time so, getting to know these students is a challenge that I love and that keeps me on my toes!
  
I'll admit that I get bored easily just like my students so, I make sure to have a number of interesting lessons to choose from to keep them engaged! They are still at the age where they enjoy a good game and that means we get to enjoy learning through a range of novel experiences. 
 
Education:
 
University of Connecticut
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
 
Southern Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
 
 
Years Teaching: 
Naugatuck: 2 years
Other: 1 year
 
Favorite things: 
Animals
Food
Movies
Beach
All Earthy Colors
Flowers
Fruit
Coffee
Books 
 
A fun fact about me: 
I became fluent in Spanish in my twenties! Although I took French and Spanish classes throughout grade school, I didn't become fluent until I immersed myself in the Spanish language at age 20. I am thankful for those grade school lessons because without them I wouldn't have had the foundation to build on later in life. 
 
Classes 2018-2019: 
Spanish Level 1
 
Wish list for supplies:
Pencils
Tissues
Pencil Top Erasers
Markers
Colored Pencils
Highlighters