Torres, Katie

Hola soy...

Se
ñora Katie Torres

 

Hello BENGALS!!!

   My email information is listed on the home screen, as well as some links that might be helpful for studying or doing work at home. I am always happy to communicate with students and parents, so please don’t hesitate to contact me! In particular, I always try to encourage open communication between myself and both students and parents. For parents and students that need to communicate with me, e-mailing me will produce the quickest response. However, I am certainly willing to return a phone call or set up a meeting as well.

My Teaching Philosophy:

           I love to make Spanish classes a fun and exciting experience for my students with interactive and hands-on lessons and plenty of communicative activities and cooperative learning.  While it is important that the students learn the language, it is equally as important to learn about the Hispanic culture to gain awareness and insight into a culture that may be different from their own.

        My expectations for students reflect skills and characteristics required to succeed in the real world such as punctuality, responsibility, organization, respect, fairness, working with others, etc.  Therefore, I firmly believe that it is not only my job to teach the subject matter at hand, but also to enforce and apply to students the daily values and standards in accordance with the BHS Mission Statement to prepare them for future pathways and to be productive members of society.


A Little About Me....

I was born and raised in Ocean County, New Jersey

• I have my Bachelor's Degree in Spanish / Secondary Education from Monmouth University (2007)

• I have my Master's Degree in Education / Curriculum & Instruction from Monmouth University (2010)

• I also have Elementary Education & English as a Second Language Certifications

• I have studied abroad in Spain and also visited Puerto Rico on several occasions (I was even married there). I also returned to Spain as a chaperone in June 2011 to visit Madrid & Barcelona again.

• I did my student teaching at Barnegat in Fall 2007, and I loved it so much I got a full time job here!

• This is my 9th year as a Bengal!






Please reference my Google Classroom Web Pages for updated assignments, announcements and course materials. Link for each class level below...

LINK TO GOOGLE CLASSROOMS:

*Note, all information regarding assignments and announcements will be posted on GOOGLE CLASSROOMS