About Mrs. Aldrete
Bienvenidos al mundo de Espanol! Welcome to the world of Spanish in St. Patrick's middle school. My name is Amy Aldrete and I love sharing this language and culture with my students. I am a native New Mexican, and the fifth generation of my family to be born there. I have a BA in Linguistics, and a BA in Government and Latin American studies from New Mexico State University. I have a Master in Public Affairs from UT Austin where I focused on the role of women and families in Mexico's rural development. Before starting my family, I worked on U.S./Mexico cooperation on environmental issues at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
My teaching career began in 2000 while living in Mexico City, at a Jesuit university called the Iberoamericana. After moving to Dallas in 2003, I became the Director at a Spanish immersion preschool for three years before working at a University Model school in Lucas as a Spanish teacher. I began working as at St. Patrick Catholic School in 2014. I am certified to teach EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Languages Other Than English (LOTE).
I have three children who are all enrolled in local Catholic schools. My husband is from San Luis Potosi, and our whole family loves to travel together. Our most recent trips were to Spain and Mexico. My hobbies are zumba, pilates, cycling, cooking, reading, and of course, travel!
In Middle School Spanish you will learn to speak and read in Spanish by participating in active learning activities. We follow the TPRS model for acquiring the Spanish language and using it to communicate. In my class you don't just learn ABOUT Spanish. You will learn to use and love this language and culture!