George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jody Kempski

I have been teaching Spanish to 1st-4th graders for twelve years. I fell in love with the Spanish language and culture when I was in high school. I had inspirational teachers. However, it was hard for me to learn the language. I really was able to grasp the language when I did a semester in Spain. That is when I decided that I wanted to teach the language. I majored in Elementary education and minored in Spanish. It was a dream of mine to be able to teach the language to younger students. I have been living my dream for twelve years now. I love how the elementary students soak up the information. They are able to understand it, speak it and even read it. It comes so much easier for them than it ever did for me.