Mr. Chris Carey
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: (925) 634-3521 Ext. 5450
Dear Students and Parents,
¡Hola y bienvenidos! I would like to welcome you back to LHS and to the start of what I wish to be an enjoyable, engaging, and productive school year. I hope you had a fantastic summer break and are refreshed and excited as I am to start anew this academic year.
My name is Chris Carey, and I am honored and enthused to serve as your Spanish teacher this upcoming academic year. I am from Brentwood, having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and did my undergraduate studies as a Spanish & Broadcast Journalism major at San Francisco State University. I am entering my eighth year at Liberty.
In addition, I also lived and studied abroad at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile between 2007-2008, where I received a minor in Contemporary Latin American Studies. From 2009-2012, I lived abroad and taught Spanish/ESL in South Korea. I received my Single Subject Teaching Credential from Brandman Univeristy, and hold a TESL Certificate from UC Berkeley Extension. I hold a Master’s in Applied Linguistics program at the University of San Francisco.
My time living in Asia and Latin America was simply remarkable, and I feel that the academic, cultural, and spiritual experiences I gained serve as the core foundation for my passion for learning and teaching foreign language & culture. If there’s one trait or characteristic that is definitive of my personality, it would be passion, and that passion is exemplified in my teaching style and interaction with my students. I strive to engage and encourage students to be creative and think abstractly, to not conform to the majority opinion, but rather embrace various points of view and creative approaches to our coursework, and how it relates to the world around us.
Overall, expect a class that will challenge you; a class that hopefully you’ll look forward to attending, and a learning experience that you will carry with you well after you graduate. Parents, you can rest assured that I will do everything in my power to ensure such a learning environment for your child. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child progress, or any other matter of interest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either in-person or via e-mail. I strive to respond to emails within 24 hours.
¡Muchas gracias y bienvenidos de nuevo!