K-8 Spanish Teacher
Ana DeAnda has been teaching at World Academy for seven years. She holds a Masters Degree in the Art of Teaching Spanish from Rivier University. She 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 introduces our Kindergarten through Grade Three students to the culture and language of Spanish.
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 three years. Señora DeAnda loves spending time with her husband and two sons and enjoys working out and reading about ancient cultures. She travels to 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 her teaching is to share this cultural aspect with the 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.”