Middle School Spanish Teacher
Ana is entering her ninth year as Spanish teacher for our World Academy Middle School. She holds a Masters Degree in the Arts of Teaching Spanish from Rivier University and is currently working on her NH State certification. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico. In addition to teaching Spanish to our Middle School students, Señora DeAnda successfully introduces our World Academy students to the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking countries.
Ana was born and raised in Mexico City until she came to the United States to study after college, and then she settled down in Nashua, NH where she has been living for twenty four years. She loves spending time with her husband, two sons and her two little dogs; working out; and learning about ancient cultures. She loves to travel and she visits Mexico, frequently, to visit her family and friends.
Señora DeAnda believes that “the key element in teaching a foreign language is keeping students motivated. Learning Spanish should be fun, engaging and meaningful.” To increase the motivation to learn Spanish, she brings a mix of enthusiasm, cultural elements and grammar to the classroom. Teaching her native Spanish language enables her to draw upon her own culture and personal experiences. “The Hispanic culture is enormously rich in traditions, stories and history and one of the most important aspects of my teaching is to share this cultural aspect with my students. Learning Spanish as a second language challenges students to discover connections between languages and cultures, in addition to creating an awareness and understanding of cultures different from their own.”