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Teaching Philosophy

I believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge—it's about fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. My teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that every student has the potential to succeed, and it's my job to provide them with the tools, support, and encouragement they need to reach their full potential.

-Kelley Deitemeyer, EdD

My Homeschool Spanish

Kelley's Teaching Story

From an early age, Homeschool Spanish's lead educator, Kelley, knew that she had a passion for teaching. Embracing this calling wholeheartedly, she has dedicated herself to her students' success with unwavering commitment and enthusiasm. She holds a MAT in Curriculum and Instruction ad a Doctorate in Education. For more that 20 years, Kelley has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to education and engagement with Hispanic and Spanish-speaking communities. With over 15 years of relevant experience, her journey in teaching and advocacy has been marked by passion, innovation, and meaningful contributions.

As a seasoned educator, Kelley has held various teaching roles, each underscored by her dedication to student success and holistic development. From designing immersive Spanish language curricula to spearheading Health Science programs, she has consistently strived to create dynamic learning environments that empower students to excel.

Kelley's tenure as a Spanish teacher in immersion classrooms, both domestically and abroad, reflects her ability to foster linguistic proficiency while nurturing meaningful connections with students, parents, and colleagues. Her expertise extends beyond traditional classroom settings, as evidenced by her role in facilitating adult ESL programs and providing medical interpretation services in healthcare settings.

In addition to her teaching roles, Kelley has undertaken leadership positions, serving as Program Coordinator in several positions in HealthCare facilities and the public school system. Her initiatives in community outreach, health education, and advocacy have made a tangible difference in promoting access to essential services for Hispanic and other special populations.

Throughout her career, Kelley's unwavering dedication to education and community engagement has been the driving force behind her impactful contributions. With a wealth of experience and a passion for fostering learning and empowerment, she continues to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of her students and the communities she serves.

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Volunteering and Living Abroad

When I was in college, I spent two different summers volunteering in Peru and the Dominican Republic. These experiences created a turning point for me. Living in these countries and developing relationships with the people there, sparked a deep love for the language, people, and culture. It went beyond teaching English or volunteering; it was about growing up and connecting deeply. Those experiences grew in me a passion for Spanish and Hispanic cultures and people, shaping my future. After Peru, I knew Spanish and its rich cultures had to be a big part of my life. I returned to the US and changed y major to Spanish, and began the journey that I continue today.  -Kelley

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