Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Brigham Young University M.A. Portland State University M.B.A. St. Mary's of San Antonio

Mr. McCown

I am happy to be here at Madison High School.  The Spanish language and culture that I have experienced has changed my life and provided many wonderful opportunities for friendships, travel and work.  As the instructor of Spanish 1 and 3, I am looking for ways to motivate beginners with no prior knowledge to see the value in pursuing a second language.  I am returning to public education after a twenty-year career at the university level and as a contract linguist instructor for both the military and the government.  I have experienced and seen first-hand how proficiency in languages other than English can enhance most work situations, from local bilingual job postings to professional linguists and translators. 

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Posted tutoring hours: Monday 8:00-8:30 am and 4:20-4:50 pm, and by appointment.  It is always to announce you are intending to attend.