Tracy Appleyard

Spanish Teacher

B.A., Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College

M.A., Education, Southern Oregon University

Señora Appleyard is the Spanish instructor at SGS serving grades 6th -8th.  Her classes are interactive and are designed to get students speaking in Spanish and moving! This year she has added an online component as part of her curriculum to give students even more Spanish practice. She has co-led two Spanish immersion trips to México and one to Costa Rica. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Teaching from Southern Oregon University. She holds a K-12 certificate and is endorsed to teach Spanish and ELL.

Why do I love middle school? Middle school students are fun. They allow themselves to take on different identities and discover who they really are. They give themselves a license to act silly which is so important in language class. Learning a language is challenging and a big part of acquiring a second language is making mistakes. Middle school students accept this about themselves and it carries them far.