• By Jacob Robinson

New Spanish Teacher at JMPHS

Carrie Lavender Hernández is James Madison Preparatory High's new Spanish teacher for the 2015 school year.

Mrs. Hernández hopes to help her students, "develop communicative language and sociocultural skills in Spanish as well as to encourage them to maintain a life-long interest and involvement in the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world."

She has been teaching for 17 years and draws on her diverse background of studying and world travels to create her teaching curriculum.

Mrs. Hernández currently holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University in the Teaching of Spanish, a Bachelor's in Arts in honors from Penn State. She is currently in graduate school at Florida State University and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Aside from her teaching career, she also is a part of a program called Cubanana whose goal is to achieve world harmony through multicultural arts and education.


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