Foothill Christian School Blog

Decidedly Academic. Distinctively Christian.

Meet the NEW Spanish Teacher

Q&A with Brianna Martindale, Foothill Christian School’s new Spanish Teacher

Editor’s NoteThis is Part I of a two part interview with Brianna Martindale, Foothill Christian School’s new Spanish teacher.  She is taking the place of Senora Nicely, who moved to New York this summer to be closer to family. Welcome Senorita Martindale!

FCS:   To help us with our learning curve, we’d love to know a little about you.  For instance, where did you grow up and where did you attend school?

Miss Martindale: I actually grew up in Glendora. I went to Sutherland Elementary, Goddard Middle School, and Glendora High School. I attended Azusa Pacific where I got my degree in Liberal Studies and I minored in Spanish. Last year, right after I graduated from APU, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona for a year where I taught third grade at a Title I charter school and started graduate school at Arizona State University through the Teach for America program.

FCS: Why did you choose teaching as a career?

Miss Martindale:  I have wanted to be a teacher my entire life, and I come from a family of educators, so I am very blessed that I get to continue my teaching career at Foothill Christian!

FCS:  Is there anything special about teaching a foreign language in a Christian school environment?

Miss Martindale:  I will be teaching middle school Spanish this year. I am very excited to be teaching Spanish at a Christian school because I believe that God can use language learning for such incredible ministry opportunities. I also got a whole new perspective on my faith and the Bible when I was able to first read the Bible in Spanish (because when you translate it directly, there are different nuances between English and Spanish), and I would love to teach my students how to do that and what joy can come from studying the Bible in Spanish.

To be continued…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on August 6, 2012 by in Current News and tagged , , , .

The Exhibit

Bias. Bigotry. Bullying. - One School's ResponseOctober 26th, 2017
7 days to go.

The Exhibit

Bias. Bigotry. Bullying. - One School's ResponseOctober 27th, 2017
8 days to go.

Follow Us on Instagram

Online giving day is TODAY! We need 100% participation from FCS families to reach our goal. Your student is coming home with a red bracelet on his/her wrist to remind you to go online and give today! Link in profile. 18,000 hearts were glued together in the last 36 hours for one of our exhibit installations! Hats off to our 50+ volunteers who made it happen. This installation captures the beauty of community, a compilation of unique individuals (i.e. hearts) coming together as a whole. We are all made by God, in His image, therefore each and every person is valuable. Imagine if we treated everyone with that in mind! Visit the exhibit next Thursday and Friday to see more. @oneschoolsresponse We’re a little over a week away for Foothill’s largest event of the year! Please plan on visiting the @oneschoolsresponse art exhibit on Thurs, Oct 26 or Fri, Oct 27 anytime from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Mark your calendar October 26 or 27 to visit the @oneschoolsresponse art exhibit on bias, bigotry, bullying. Free and open to the public!
Follow Foothill Christian School Blog on WordPress.com

Archives

Categories

RSS FCS Blog RSS

  • Community Helps Depression October 16, 2017
    Written by Chris Wilson, High School Teacher and Former Youth Pastor The human experience is not what it was designed to be. One of the primary claims of Genesis 1-3 … Continue reading →
    foothillchristianschool
  • Filtering Your Child’s Media Content October 9, 2017
    Written by Joe Awuah, Director of Technology at Foothill Christian School “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart … Continue reading →
    foothillchristianschool
%d bloggers like this: