|La Directora, Sidney Cintron:
I am an enthusiastic high school Spanish educator and department chair at Freedom High School in Prince William County Schools. I have a Bachelors of Arts with a concentration in Spanish and a Masters of Education with a concentration in Foreign Language Education. I am a traveler fanatic, in love with the world. When possible, I enjoy exploring everything that different countries have to offer. I am an educator that is fascinated by what knowing a second language can offer the learner; I enjoy expanding their horizons to open multiple doors to unlimited opportunities. One of my personal goals is to extend the opportunity to language learners in any way from advice, influence, education, or via mentorship.
|La Profesora Principal, Sandra Rodriguez:
My name is Sandra Rodriguez, I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. I majored in Social Sciences at the District University of Bogotá and have worked as a primary, secondary and university level teacher in Colombia. I completed a master's degree in Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Salamanca in Spain. I have been teaching Spanish as a second language in Georgia for 10 years. My passions are teaching and traveling.
|El Profesor, Javier Buenadicha:
I am originally from Spain and currently working as a Visiting Instructor in WLU. I hold a BA in History and Mass Communication and two master’s degrees: one in Applied Linguistics and another in Education. I have been teaching my mother tongue for almost a decade, and it is by far, my biggest passion and the thing I like the most. If I am not teaching, you will probably find me outdoors hiking, climbing, caving or kayaking, although you can also see me reading good literature occasionally. I love travelling and learning languages, and I am always trying to learn something new.
|El Profesor, Vicente Colón:
My name is Vicente L. Colón and I am a native Spanish speaker born and raised in Puerto Rico. I attended the University of Puerto Rico where I obtained my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I have experience teaching business law and Spanish. I live with my family in Southside Virginia. I enjoy reading, art and nature. I will be teaching a class that covers the basic concepts of law through the discussion of historical and current events in which the analysis and interchange of ideas are promoted.
|La Profesora, Iana Konstantinova:
Iana Konstantinova is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Southern Virginia University. She earned a BA in English and Spanish from Texas Christian University in 1998, then spent two years teaching at Burleson High School in Texas, before moving to Charlottesville, where she earned an MA and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the Southern Virginia faculty in 2007, she spent two years as a visiting faculty member at Washington and Lee University. She has previously taught immersion classes at the UVA Summer Language Institute.
|La Profesor, Gustavo Tisera:
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA-Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
Dual Master’s Degree(M.Ed.) in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators and Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (JMU), the United States and University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain. (graduate 12/18/2016)
In December of 2016, I was part of the inaugural cohort to complete the Dual-Enrollment Program with James Madison University in Virginia and La Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) in Spain for which I received a Master in Education degree from JMU and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators from La Universidad de Salamanca, which is recognized throughout the European educational community.
My academic interests range from advanced Spanish grammar and syntax to theoretical linguistics to Second Language Acquisition. My most recent studies in Salamanca have ignited an interest in the “variedades de la lengua española” ranging from a sociological aspect to a lexical aspect.