I took Spanish Language all four years of high school. I am of Czech-Polish descent and had very little exposure to the Spanish language or culture in our small desert community. For some reason, the language and pronunciation came easily to me, and now, over thirty years later, I can carry on a very simple conversation in Spanish.
The heroine in this story? My high school Spanish teacher Mrs. Penn.
She was passionate about the language, had travelled through many Latin American countries AND Spain. She’d entertain us with stories of her adventures, host potlucks of Spanish, Mexican and Latin American cuisine, and she made the language come alive.
In May we will be travelling to Spain, to a town near Madrid. My beautiful stepdaughter will be marrying a Spaniard gentleman and we will gather together in joy.
And I will understand her world a bit better due to the love and passion of a high school Spanish teacher.
Mrs. Penn, I will always remember you and will always be thankful for your love and passion.
An excellent teacher is an amazing gift.
You can learn more about Chris on her blog, Chris Kerr Jewelry