Phone: (281) 634-4437
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education: Curriculum Design and Instruction National Board Certification Bachelor of Science: Spanish and Psychology
Mrs. V. Ruth Jeffery
I have been teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language since 1990. In 1991 I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish from Brigham Young University. In addition to my certification in Spanish, I am certified to teach English as a Second Language. I am also certified in Gifted and Talented education. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and in 2012 earned my National Board Certification in Spanish. In February of 2015 I finished my Master in Curriculum Design and Instruction.
I am an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish as well as Teachers of Foreign Language Association. In addition, I am an active contributor to quarterly newsletters and a presenter at state-wide conferences and district inservices. I am passionate about what I do and strive to provide the optimal classroom environment for student success. I believe that not any two students are alike and work with students to focus on their strengths and improve communication both orally and written in the Spanish language.
I believe that we learn best when we are "doing". My classroom is an active classroom. Students are prepared to think in the language with the purpose of connecting in-class activities to real life situations. I understand that critical thinking, collaboration, and compairing are important aspects in preparing students for their future. Every year I offer language and/or service based educational trips that allow students the opportunity to gain real world experience.
I am the Sponsor for Spanish National Honor Society, Diversity Club and Youth in Philanthropy. In addition, I am the Dulles High School campus GT liasion.
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Teacher Tutorial Schedule
Monday 3:00-3:30 pmWednesday 7:00-7:30 amand by appointment