Jessica Niehues

Jessica N.

Lees Summit, MO
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Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2010

I am a young, vibrant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Spanish teacher. I have a variety of experience teaching age groups as young as elementary or as seasoned as non-traditional undergraduate students. I desire to inspire my students in their journey as Spanish communicators, not just with grammar and vocabulary, but with cultural understanding and real life awareness. I believe that learning Spanish and other languages enhances a person's other disciplines and prepares them for advancement in the classroom, on the job, at home, or abroad. I use my previous experiences as a student both domestic and abroad (in Spain) to bring depth and dimension to every lesson.

Experience

Spanish and ELL instructor
Jun 2016 - Present
Independence School District

Intermediate and dual credit Spanish; Developing English instructor.

Spanish teacher
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Summit Christian Academy

Spanish teacher for upper elementary, middle school, and introductory high school courses.

Spanish Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Emporia State University

Full-time Spanish instructor of Introductory and Intermediate Spanish courses.

Exchange Student
Sep 2007 - Feb 2008
Universidad de Murcia, (Spain)

Foreign exchange student to Spain through ISEP.

Education

Masters of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL
Jun 2016 - Present
Northwest Missouri State University
Master of Arts in Spanish
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Wichita State University
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Emporia State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Education Association
Aug 2016

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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