Carmen

Carmen R. Andrews has been teaching high school Spanish for 18 years. Beginning in the fall of 2013, Carmen will be teaching online Spanish through Virtual High School in the Clark County School District in Nevada. Prior to this position she  taught and served as the Spanish Department Coordinator at Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy. Veterans Tribute CTA is a Clark County School District magnet high school dedicated to the career pathways of law enforcement. 911 Dispatch and EMS. She also was the department chair and taught Spanish at Silverado High School for 13 years. She taught for one year at Southeast Career & Technical Academy (then VoTech HS) when she first moved to Las Vegas. She also taught Spanish and Social Studies for one year in the Maxwell Municipal Schools in New Mexico.

Carmen holds B.A. degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College that included study at Estudio Internacional Sampere in Madrid and at the Universidad Compostelana in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic after earning her first B.A. degree. She holds a second B.A. degree in Secondary Education with a major in Spanish from the University of Wyoming. In 2006 Carmen earned her M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

Carmen received the Nevada state SWCOLT scholarship to attend the OPI training and the SWCOLT conference in 2012. She was recognized by her school as Teacher of the Month in 2008 and by the Clark County School District in 2005 as a Southeast Region Distinguished Educator. Carmen was the National Spanish Exam Coordinator for the State of Nevada from 2001-2010 and currently serves as the AATSP President for the Southern Nevada Chapter. She and has served in a number of positions in the local Clark County Foreign Language Teachers Association, including President, Vice-President and Secretary. She also has served as the Fair Chair, Language Bowl Chair, Judges Chair and Activities Chair for the CCFLTA Foreign Language Fair.

Carmen has been using TPRStorytelling® in her classroom since the fall of 2000. In 2003 Carmen co-authored Look, I Can Talk More! with Blaine Ray and Michael Thompson. Since 2000 she has presented workshops nationally on TPRStorytelling® including its use in the upper levels, including in Advanced Placement courses. Carmen has presented for Fluency Fast Language Classes, the National TPRStorytelling® Conference, Blaine Ray Workshops,  and currently also presents for herself through inputmatters.