April Post, M.A.
"Without language, one cannot
hope to talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their
hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their history or
savour their songs."
Nelson Mandela, 1995
I am a native North Carolinian. I grew up in the small town of Whiteville, NC, and learned to love the Spanish language and culture during high school. I have always enjoyed teaching others, so I decided to pursue a career in education and went to Elon University (then Elon College) to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a K-12 specialization in Spanish. I taught Spanish for three years at a high school in Mebane, NC while working on my Master’s degree in Spanish in the summers. I finished my M.A. in Spanish in January 2004 through California State University, Sacramento and began teaching Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages at Elon University in August 2004. I enjoy interactive classrooms, so I am continuously looking for innovative ways to engage my students. My students often work with the local Hispanic population, have webcam conversations with native Spanish-speakers, act out role plays, create digital stories, discuss current events, host debates, etc. I also love to travel and to date, have visited 18 countries.
M.A. in Spanish from California State University - Sacramento, January 2004
B.A.in Spanish with K-12 certification from Elon University, May 2001
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