Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - International Business (Virginia Tech) Bachelor of Foreign Languages - German (Virginia Tech) Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction (George Mason Univ) VA Teaching License
Grüß Gott! My name is Frau Vasquez, and I'll be teaching German 3-AP this year. A little bit about me:
This is my first year teaching; I spent the first few years of my career working in international trade for the aerospace and defense industry. However, I've always held a passion for languages - especially German! My family is from Tübingen in southern Germany, and I still have relatives there that I talk to regularly!
I love teaching languages because I am able to watch students’ skills grow in real time; from only knowing a few words or phrases to having full conversations. It’s amazing to open the door for students to enjoy music, news, movies, and a host of other opportunities that would have been inaccessible without learning a language. I’m excited to join the Stone Bridge team because it encourages creativity and fun as a compliment to academic achievement, which I wholeheartedly believe in. My motto is: there is always something new to learn!
When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spoiling my cat. I love being outdoors in the summer and will find any excuse to go to the beach, but as soon as the weather gets cold, you’ll find me sitting inside with a good book!