George Lucas Educational Foundation

Sarah Wike Loyola

I taught middle, high school and university courses in Spanish for 17 years. I taught AP Spanish and a paperless course titled "Spanish through Technology and Social Media" which is a hybrid of language learning and exploring new technologies. This class was named one of the "5 Classes Most Likely to Pique Student Interest" by South Park Magazine. All my classes married language learning with the use of authentic materials. During the 2014-15 school year I was a part of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 'Teachers of the Future' cohort and was named 'Outstanding Teacher' by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 2015. In the fall of 2016, I started my doctorate in Educational Technology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In August of 2017, I will start a new career, outside of the classroom, as the Director of Educational Technology at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC.

Areas of Interest: 
Educational Technology,
Curriculum writing,
AP,
Technology,
and Social Media ,
project based learning,
the student-centered classroom,
Spanish