Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Liberal Arts, Economics - University of Dallas
Ms. Maria Montemayor
Hi! My name is Maria Montemayor and I teach Spanish I for 7th grade and Spanish 3 Honors for native speakers. This is my second year at Frankford Middle School and I'm thrilled to be back teaching a subject I love. In my previous life, I worked as a translator for the government and for a private law firm. My work was exciting and I got to travel all over the world but it was missing one key element. Interraction with students on a daily basis was that one thing I was missing. I was born in the U.S. to immigrant parents who worked hard to educate their children in the United States while still maintaining culture, tradition, and language. Their proudest moments came when my two sisters and I all graduated from university and then they became American citizens! I'm sure they have had many more proud moments since then but these were goals and they achieved them.
"To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the "what is next", of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here." - Mark Twain