Maria Cristina Heath
Bryson City, NC
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Maria Cristina Heath

Maria Cristina H.

Bryson City, NC
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Beginner, Intermediate
I am a devoted and enthusiastic Spanish Teacher with excellent communication skills for the past 20 years. I am from Mexico City, Mexico. I live and work in North Carolina. I have taught K-12. I specialize in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings.

About Maria Cristina H.

I am originally from Mexico City, Mexico. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education form the Instituto Anglo Español in Mexico. I then went on to attain my TEFL teacher certification form CEMARC in Mexico. I have been a Spanish teacher at Swain High School since 2003, and I have been teaching for 28 years. I have also taught in New York, and Mexico City. I am a member of the School Improvement Plan Committee, Homecoming Committee, as well as being the facilitator for the Spanish Club, and an ESL mentor. I have also traveled throughout the United States and abroad. My awards include Teacher of Swain County Schools, NC; Teacher of the Year in Tarboro, NC; Teacher of the Year with the Visiting International Faculty Program; Outstanding Young Educator of the Year form Jaycees; Teacher of the Year in Mariam Boyd, NC; and Teacher of the Year in Mexico City, Mexico. I am married and live in the Smoky Mountains in NC. In my free time, I love to read, cook, walk, hike, listen to music, dance, go to the movies and have reunions with family and friends. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach my native language to students who want to learn a second language.

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Alicia
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I am Miss Maria Cristina sister. I can tell she was born to be a teacher. Since we were kids she played to be a teacher and her siblings her students. I was disciplined often 😅 I have witnessed many of her classes and I am so proud of her creative, emphatic and generous way to reach students. She is very professional, responsable and impoves her lessons all time.

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Katherine
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Ms. Heath is a highly professional teacher. She is engaging and highly competent. An amazing teacher!

Posted Jun 21, 2020
Jane
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Cristina loves teaching. She is wonderful at her job. Her students are always successful in learning Spanish. She also loves her students. She takes her job very seriously and has a great work ethic. I greatly admire her.

Posted Jun 21, 2020
Elizabeth
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Cristina and I worked in the same school system for over ten years. I was fortunate to work in the same area where she taught for five years. During that time, I observed her teaching and interactions with students, other teachers, and administrators. She is an excellent teacher! Her students respond positively to her lessons and to her. Cristina is a true colleague to other teachers and administrators. She is proactive with seeking new techniques to help her students learn.

Posted Jun 19, 2020
Dora
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Maria Cristina H. is an engaging instructor who balances her warmth and charm with having very high expectations of her students. She shares knowledge of the Spanish language and the cultural context through her first-hand stories of life growing up in Mexico, making the subject come to life with compassion and humor.

Posted Jun 19, 2020
JimmyL
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Kind, Caring and so very patient!! Cristina is one of the best teachers I have ever worked with! She is exemplary in her approach, and I have learned more than I ever thought possible from her. A truly wonderful person and amazing teacher! Love and Light.

Posted Jun 19, 2020

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Experience

Spanish Teacher
Jun 2003 - Present

Swain County High School

English as a Second Langauge Teacher
Jun 2000 - Jun 2003

Pattillo Elementary School in Edgecombe County, NC

Spanish and ESL teacher
Jun 1997 - Jun 2000

Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warren County, NC

Elementary Teacher
Jul 1994 - Jul 1997

Colegio Educativo Jean Piaget in Mexico City, Mexico

Spanish Teacher
Aug 1993 - Aug 1994

Brighton High School

Elementary Teacher
Aug 1990 - Aug 1993

Instituto Mexicano de Educación in Mexico City, Mexico

Education

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education
Jun 1986 - Jun 1990

Instituto Anglo Español. Mexico City, Mexico

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 North Carolina license in Spanish
Jun 1997

State of North Carolina. State of Education. Department of Public Instruction

English Teacher Certification
Jun 1996

CEMARC. Mexico City, Mexico

Awards

Teacher of the Year
Jun 2008

Swain High School

Teacher of the Year
Jun 2000

Mariam Boyd Elementary School

Outstanding Young Educator
Jun 2000

North Carolina Jaycees

Teacher of the Year
Jun 1999

Visiting International Faculty Program from Chapel Hill, NC

Teacher of the Year
Jun 1997

Department of Public Instruction in Mexico City, Mexico

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