Awards and Accomplishments
Ms. Coralie Turner • Studied Latin, German, French, and Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Travels extensively to keep language and culture fluency current. She is passionate about teaching, learning, and service and has received the Iowa World Language Teacher of the Year award at the post secondary level in 2007 and the Grand View Distinguished Service Award in 2012.
Dr. Sarah Miller Boelts • Has presented at various local, national, and international conferences on topics dealing with Hispanic literature and culture, mainly Cuba. She has done article reviews on submissions and completed textbook reviews for upcoming publications. She was awarded a grant through Central College to go to Mérida to see their Study Abroad site in 2014. She has also organized and led study tours to several different countries.
Ms. Amy Schumann • Presented at various local and international conferences on topics pertaining to language learning and fluency. She has studied Spanish and Portuguese and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She teaches in the modern language department and assists in the education department teaching a methods course. She has also taught in the Core, engaging students in the Latino community. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in bilingual education and social justice at New Mexico State University. She serves on the Latino Heritage Festival Board as the current educational liaison between the board and the community and has assisted on study tours to Spain, Brazil/Argentina, and Peru.
Brandon West (2005) • The Spanish Club founder and works for the State of Iowa using Spanish very strategically and creatively.
Chelsea Maas Menchaca (2010) • B.A. in Spanish for Careers and Professionals • M.A. Secondary Education - Teach Arizona Program - University of Arizona (2011) and has taught high school Spanish in Arizona since graduation.
Kari Seabrooke Sass (2011) • RN BSN Nursing & Spanish School Nurse in Postville, Iowa serving students from México, Somalia, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Russia, and others.