¡Hola! Me llamo Christina Montiel.

For those of you wondering who is teaching their child, this page is for you!

Facts about me

-I was born and raised in Jackson, and couldn't be happier anywhere else

-My husband is from Tlaxcala, Mexico and we have two beautiful daughters

-I have a BA in the Teaching of Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a minor in history (focused on Latin America)

-I have a MA in Spanish from Sacramento State University where I studied linguistics, culture & civilizations, and Peninsular & Latin American literature in a travel study program.

-I have an ELL (English Language Learner) teaching endorsement from the University of Wyoming

-I have spent time in (both studying and vacationing) the following Spanish speaking countries: México, Chile, Perú, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala!

P.S. Both these pictures are from Peru. The top right one is backpacking to Machu Picchu in 2008 and the bottom left one is on the floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca in 2011, sporting the traditional local clothing- although i admit it does look awkward with my tennis shoes and pink hoodie :0)