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, with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, and a second BA in Government and Latin American studies from New Mexico State University. I also have a Master in Public Affairs from UT Austin. I am certified to teach EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Languages Other Than English (LOTE).
My teaching career began in 2000 while living in Mexico City, at a Jesuit university called the Iberoamericana. I began working as at St. Patrick Catholic School in 2014 and won the Diocese’s Halo Initiative “Educator of the Year” award in 2019, and had the honor of representing the Diocese for the State-wide Teacher of the Year award in 2020.
I have three children who are enrolled at Bishop Lynch High School and UT Austin’s Honor College. My hobbies are pilates, yoga, cycling, and paddle boarding with my family. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and of course, travel!
In my free time I like to volunteer with the St. Patrick Refugee Outreach program. I am also the Director of the Comite de Habla Hispana for the Bishop Lynch Parent’s Association where I coordinate activities to bring together the Spanish speaking community at BL and encourage this community to participate in school-wide events. Women’s higher education is also a passion of mine, so I serve as the STAR Scholarship representative for an organization called PEO, Chapter HA.
In Middle School Spanish you will learn to speak and read in Spanish by participating in active learning activities. We use Comprehensible Input and TPRS techniques to helpl you build proficiency in the Spanish language. In my class you don't just learn ABOUT Spanish. You will learn to use this language and love its mutli-dimensional culture!