Señora Viseur is part of an adult Spanish book club where they read and discuss historical fiction novels. Teaching is her third career and allows her to combine her love of children and their energy with her passion for Spanish!
Impacting Students I enjoy introducing the Cuba unit for fourth graders. An island that is only 89 miles from Florida, but as Americans, we cannot freely travel there -- it truly blows the minds of students. "But WHY?" the students demand! It opens up a spirited conversation about communism, dictators, United States history, human rights, etc. I love the immediate engagement during this lively lesson.
Lifelong Learner The Diversity Cohort changed my thinking so much about American History and white privilege. The book, Waking Up White, really spoke to me. I have always appreciated different cultures but understanding how history was taught to me as a youth, completely changed how I look at minorities. I love to study diversity issues and challenges at Graland and in our community.
Favorite Teaching Moment Recently, a Spanish speaking parent told me that her daughter LOVES Spanish class and LOVES her teacher. This was an honor coming from a native speaker.
Feels Rewarded When ... I overhear students speaking Spanish on campus in their own conversations.
Outside the Classroom I’m ... Sitting at my embroidery/sewing machine.
Favorite Global City Salamanca, Spain. My son studied there for a semester and I was able to visit him. I had never traveled there before since it's not always a tourist destination. I appreciated staying in one place for several days, auditing a couple of college courses in Spanish, and enjoying a smaller city with my family.
Life Goal Visit Machu Picchu in Peru.
Fun Fact I can grow almost any plant.
Other than Graland, I Support... Wellshire Presbyterian Church and their ministries, MetroCaring, Tall Tales Ranch, The Adoption Exchange
Joined Graland in... 2009
Also Known As ... Differentiation Cohort Member, Diversity Cohort Member, Hiring Committee Member, Knitting and Sewing Enrichment Teacher
Hometown Brecksville, Ohio
Education BA in Spanish from Miami University (Ohio) BS in mass communication from Miami University (Ohio)
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.