Middle School Spanish Teacher
Prior to becoming an educator, Maestra Aceves worked in banking and telecommunications for over 10 years. After her second son was born she decided to make a career change and pursue her passion for education. As a native Spanish speaker, Maestra Aceves used her Spanish language skills routinely with her international business clients. Combining business background, her natural first language, and passion for education, Maestra Aceves developed a custom Spanish language immersion program for all ages, Alegria Learning. While working with Alegria Learning clients she also began assisting the Spanish program at Holy Family School in 2012. In 2014, she was hired as HFS’ middle school Spanish teacher.
A strong focus of Mastra Aceves’ teaching approach is to incorporate technology and other innovative methods to keep students engaged in their language learning experience. Emphasis is placed in improving the student’s level of proficiency in the target language.
In addition to the language itself, students are taught about culture associated with the Spanish language. During the year students learn about fun and interesting cultural traditions and events, such as Día de los Muertos, Hispanic Heritage Month, Los barriletes de Guatemala, Los Gauchos of Argentina, Inti Raymi Festival from Perú, and the list goes on!
Maestra Aceves feels that her journey as an educator over the past six years has been a true blessing.