Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. Teaching English to Speakings of Other Languages B.A. Psychology & English Literature Minor: Spanish & Art Studio NY State Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Grades K-12) NY State Certification in English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)
My name is Ms. Quinde. I am an internationally certified ENL teacher and I have worked as a high school English teacher of international students of all ages, cultures, and language backgrounds for 15 years. I have also worked as a teacher trainer, coach, faciliator, and in curriculum/textbook development. I have had the opportunity to live and work in 4 countries spanning 3 continents- South America, Europe, and Asia- and travel to many others. Because of this and the fact that I speak Spanish fluently and some Japanese, I know how hard it can be to learn a new language in a new country and culture!
I have a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Buffalo and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English. Finally, I have business experience in marketing and human resources at large corporations in New York City. My diverse experiences have served me well for working with multicultural adolescents like you to help you grow as people both academically and personally.
On a more personal note, my hobbies are reading books, writing in my journal, oil painting, biking, hiking, boating/kayaking, snorkeling, traveling, singing karaoke, salsa dancing, and all kinds of movies and music.