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Ms. Swainbank - Cummings

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

This will be my 12th year teaching, and my third in New Albany. I love my Eagles community, and am excited to be teaching classes of 7th graders in Spanish 1A and 8th graders in Spanish 1B this year. I began my own journey of learning Spanish at this age and love passing on the passion for language to other young people. 

My bachelor's degree is from The Ohio State University in Spanish Linguistics, and I completed my Masters in Education at Seattle University. I am a lifelong traveler and have lived in and visited many parts of our country and others.

In every class period every day, I strive to "Have Fun, Learn Spanish". We have fun through many class games and our epic "Brain Breaks". We acquire usable language by hearing and reading relevant, interesting, understandable messages. We tell stories, listen to and sing songs, and learn about our classmates. Each class becomes a unique community! 

I look forward to partnering with you to make this year of Spanish successful and joyful for your students.