Espaņol en Oak Hill High School
is one of the largest and most active clubs at Oak Hill High School.
Committees of students plan activities each month for members. Every
year, the club members design t-shirts for the club. The club also
participates in school activities such as Homecoming and the
Valentines Dance. Throughout the year, club members also plan
cultural activities. It's a great way to have fun and to learn about
Seņora Jourdan has been teaching
Spanish at Oak Hill High School since the fall of 2001. She has
taught Spanish 1 through AP but is now teaching Spanish II through
AP. Seņora went to Costa Rica in 1995 to study Spanish and took a
group of students to Mexico a few years later. She has plans to go
to El Salvador to lead some teaching workshops during the summer of
Seņora Jourdan uses a language
acquisition approach to teaching Spanish called Teaching Proficiency
through Reading and Storytelling. It was formerly known as Total
Physical Response Storytelling. The method has become quite popular,
and students of the method do very well speaking the language. Seņora
Jourdan was a scheduled presenter at the Central States Conference
for World Language Teachers in March 2005.
Seņora Jourdan loves being at Oak Hill and hopes to be able to take
students overseas soon
Seņora Trejo has taught at Oak Hill High School since the fall of
2005. She has been teaching Spanish for the last 11 years.
Seņora Trejo has taught Spanish 1 thru Spanish 4, but is currently
teaching Spanish 1 at Oak Hill.
Seņora Trejo lived with her husband and two sons for seven years in
Mexico City, Mexico. While living in Mexico she taught English as a
Second Language at Colegio Vista Hermosa. She loves teaching and
sharing the culture of the Hispanic community.
Trejo is a hands on, active teacher. She focuses on her students
having fun while learning. She uses a variety of Methods to ensure
that her students are engaged in the class. It is not unusual for
her to break out in song, dance, or speak the entire class period in
Spanish. She is looking forward to having students who are motivated
to learn a new language.