Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Interamerican University in Puerto Rico Master Degree in Spanish language and cultures in Salamanca University in Spain Ph.D. Student Bircham International University AP Reader for College Board Spanish 4 AP language and Culture
Mrs. Elsa Tancredi
I am a 7th and 8th grade foreign language teacher.
This is my 10th year at Otto Middle School. I teach Spanish 8th grade, Spanish 3 Honors and Spanish 4AP Language and Culture. I have the wonderful opportunity to teach such diverse classes because each brings out the best of my students. In Spanish 8, I have the satisfaction of seeing my students understand the language and knowing its essence and importance nowadays. I truly believe my students need to fall in love with the language they have chosen to learn. For this reason, it's important for them to learn about the culture as well. In my other two levels, I am passionate about teaching the already Spanish speaking students reading, writing, listening and speaking on a higher level.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduating from the Interamerican University in San Juan. I completed my Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Salamanca in Spain and presently working on a Spanish Literature Doctorate. I love to travel, discover new cultures and learn new languages.
My purpose in teaching Spanish is being able to help my students communicate successfully with others who speak the same language and enable them to new cultures so they are able to use it frequently in the future.
1st Period class - Spanish 3 Honors
2nd Period class- Spanish 8th
3rd Period Class - Spanish 4 AP
4th Period Class - Spanish 4 AP
5th Period Class - Spanish 8th
6th Period Class - Spanish 3 Honors
7th Period Class - Conference
Wednesday 7:45 - 8:20
Thursday 3:45 - 4:30