Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Spanish- Texas Christian University B.S. Radio-TV-Film - Texas Christian University Minors: Journalism, General Business Texas Educator Certificate: LOTE (Languages Other Than English)- Spanish- Grades EC-12 Texas Educator Certificate: Generalist (Grades 4-8)
¡Hola! This is my first year to teach at Reagan High School, and I feel very blessed to be here. I became a teacher after a career in international public relations and diversity marketing, working in Mexico City, Austin, and San Antonio. In 2004 I took my first job as a Spanish teacher at a local private school. In 2012 I earned my teaching certification. Seventeen years into my teaching career, I am excited about this opportunity to move to high school, and I couldn't imagine any school I'd rather call home than RHS!
I graduated from a large public high school in St. Louis county, Missouri. It looked and felt and lot like Reagan, and those four years were some of the best of my life. Afterwards, I came to Texas (got here as fast as I could, as they say) to attend TCU in Fort Worth. In 1996, I graduated Magna cum Laude with two degrees (B.A. Spanish; B.S. Radio-TV-Film) and took a job in Mexico City working for a major U.S. public relations firm. Later, I participated as a Diversity Marketing Director in the Leadership Development Program for SBC (now AT&T). After a short but successful career there, I followed my calling to education in 2004, and I have been teaching here in San Antonio ever since.
The Spanish language is my passion. I've traveled and studied in many Spanish-speaking countries, and I am a fluent speaker of the language and an enthusiastic life-long student of the culture. I want to share this enthusiasm with you and help you to see how by learning this beautiful language, you can help make our world a closer-knit and more beautiful home for us all to share.
I am married, and I've got two awesome kids who will be Rattlers in a few short years!
I am excited to be a Reagan Rattler! We are Reagan!
PINETTE CLASS SCHEDULE:
1st Period: Spanish II
2nd Period: Spanish II
3rd Period: Planning Time
4th Period: Spanish II
5th Period: Spanish II
6th Period: Spanish I
7th Period: Spanish II