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Hola! Mi nombre es Roschelle Bautista. I am a native of Washington D.C. I earned my B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in Spanish and Broadcast Journalism. I earned my M.S. degree from the University of TN at Knoxville in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Spanish/Foreign Language Education. I have studied abroad as a student in Madrid, Spain at Estudio Internacional Sampere and in Paris, France. I interned with CNN Telemundo Spanish News Network in Atlanta Georgia for one semester as a video-journalist and writer.
My ethnic background boasts a mixture of African American, Cherokee Indian and Irish American heritage. I am married to Antonio Bautista, and he owns a local Mexican restaurant called Antonio's Mexican Restaurant. I have three beautiful children, a son, Rico, who will turn 16 in December of 2010, a daughter, Jazzy, who will be 12 in February 2011, and another son (on the way) named Nahshon Josue (accent over the e!). I also have three stepchildren who live in Dalton, Marco, 22, a college student, Alexis, 15, who attends Dalton High with Rico, and Christian, 12 (soon to be 13 in October of 2010) who attends Dalton Middle School with Jazzy.
I enjoy both the culture and grammar of Latin America and Spain. My teaching philosophy is a potpourri of communicative and traditional teaching techniques. These not only include old fashioned verb and communication drills but interactive communication in Spanish between student and instructor and student and student, repetition, some imaginative writing as well as proficiency oriented exercises. I encourage the use of online resources by my students. On each level of Spanish that I teach, I make it a point to integrate culture and grammar by having students complete assignments based on grammar and cultural videos presented in class. Students also complete online grammar practices in and outside of class, take local excursions when possible, and are afforded opportunities to read appropriate authentic literature, magazines and newspapers in Spanish (Intermediate classes) that are just a challenge level above what most students believe they are actually capable of.
I encourage anyone who is interested in learning Spanish to enroll in any Spanish course here at Dalton State College and begin one of the most rewarding and useful educational adventures ever. There are currently three instructors of Spanish with varying levels of professional and academic experience and background, traditional and not-so traditional teaching methodologies and personalities.