My name is Luz Andrea Montoya Blandon and I am from Colombia, South America. I have been teaching foreign languages for over 10 years.
I started my teaching experience in Colombia where I taught in HS, private language schools and college. Then, in 2011, I moved to Columbia, SC to teach Spanish in HS. I taught there for 4 years and it was an amazing and very enriching experience.Â In 2015, my husband and I moved to TN where I started teaching at MSCC for the dual enrollment program. In January, 2018 I became part of the La Vergne family and I am extremely thankful for this opportunity. I am very excited about this new school year 2018-2019 and I can't wait to help many students learn Spanish and succeed in my class.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages: English and French and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Bilingual Education.
As teachers, we must prepare the next generations of leaders and global citizens. Studying languages and cultures becomes essential for global development and intercultural communication. Learning a foreign language not only broadens our students' horizons, offering them access to international universities, welcoming cultures and communities, but shapes them into the 21st century self-directed, creative, collaborative, caring and multilingual citizen. Thus, my students must have the following pre-requisites for the Spanish class:
Listening ears, Perceiving eyes and an Open mind