Elena Spathis is a high school teacher of Spanish in New Jersey. She is dually certified to teach Spanish and English as a second language. Elena earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Modern Greek Studies, as well as a Master’s of Education degree in Language Education from Rutgers University. She recently obtained her certification in supervision and completed her second Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from Rowan University. Elena is an avid traveler and enjoys immersing herself in new languages and cultures around the world. As a language teacher, Elena is determined to open her students’ eyes to the power a new language holds. She hopes to develop not only her students’ language skills but also their cultural and global awareness.