•  Professional Biography
      
    Riverside Rams! Marina Amor
     Spanish 
                

    ¡Bienvenidos!

     

    My name is Marina Amor and this is my second year at Riverside High School. I’m looking forward to another exciting year!

     

    I was born in Argentina. In 2007, I moved with my family to the US, when I joined the World Languages Program at Loudoun County Public Schools. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Education, with a specialization in Younger Learners, and a Bachelor’s Degree in ESL both from Instituto del Profesorado Santa Catalina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I also have a Master’s in Art History from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in Argentina, and took post graduate classes in International Marketing from UNLP / Export Akademie Baden Wurtemberg. Presently, I'm working on a Masters in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners at George Mason University.

     

    I love Art, History and the Languages of different cultures. I have been a Professor of Art History, World History and Semiotics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Saint Catherine’s College in Argentina. Later, I turned my teaching interest towards younger students, and taught ESL and IB World History.

     

    Prior to turning to full time teaching, I worked for many years in International Finances in Argentina.

     
     

    My 2018 - 2019 Schedule:

     
     1st  Department Chair IC Planning/Meeting  5th  WLC Common Planning
     2nd  Spanish III (L209)  6th  Spanish V H (L209)
     3rd  Spanish III (L209)  7th  Planning
     4th  Spanish III (L209)  8th  Spanish VH (L209)
     
     
     
     
     
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
     Phoenix
    All my class information can be found in StudentVUE / ParentVUE. Click the Phoenix link belowPhoenix Gradebook
     
     NHS
    LoudounVision
     

     DEPARTMENT GRADING POLICY

     

    Students enrolled in any of the spoken languages (Spanish, French, & German) will find the categorical breakdown of their quarter grades as follows:

     

     

    Assignment Category Title Gradebook Weight

    Formative 10%

    Reading (Summative) 15%

    Writing (Summative) 15%

    Listening (Summative) 15%

    Speaking (Summative) 15%

    Grammar (Summative) 15%

    Vocabulary (Summative) 15%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     DEPARTMENT REASSESSING POLICY

     

    World Languages & Cultures Re-assessment Policy Riverside High School 2018-2019

    Retakes are intended to allow students to demonstrate mastery (84%) and have the following guidelines:

    • Students are eligible for a retake only if they have not achieved mastery (scored below a 84% on the assessment)
    • Students may not receive a score greater than 84% on any retake attempt
    • The retake is a single attempt
    • All work (homework assignments, formative assessments, etc.) related to the assessment have been completed
    • Students must complete remediation prior to attempting the retake
    • All retake attempts must be completed within two weeks after having been returned the original
    • The highest score will be included in the overall grade calculation for the quarter
    • Retakes are NOT offered on skills-based (reading, writing, listening, speaking) assessments, benchmark exams and county-wide proficiency exams (CPAs)
    Extra Curricular Positions
    World Languages & Cultures Department Chair
    Spanish Honor Society Co-Sponsor