About Ms. Mattes

Ms. Mattes is from Palatine, IL.  She graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio with degrees in Spanish and Foreign Language Education.  She lived and taught in Toledo, Spain to immerse herself in Spanish culture.  During the summers, she works for a language school in Costa Rica.  Her favorite part of teaching is exposing the students to new cultures and traditions using Spanish!

About Spanish Class

In class we cover a variety of topics to practice our listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.  Curricula is aligned with the ACTFL “I Can” Statements that make language user focused and relevant to the learner.  The younger students work with thematic units to learn new vocabulary.  The older students focus on grammar skills to prepare them for high school Spanish.