Barbara Kurtz

Name: Barbara Kurtz

Grade and Subject:  Spanish (levels 1-5), grades 9-12

Location: Meadville Area High School - Meadville PA 

Learn more about Barbara

What inspired you to teach?

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a child. It is a calling.

Describe a favorite teaching memory

After a challenging lesson, one of my students said, "Señora, you're like a mama bird that throws her babies off a cliff to teach them to fly". (It was a bit shocking, but she meant it as a compliment). I replied, "Yes, but I will always be there to catch you if you fall".

Something I can't live without is…..

My faith, my family, my friends, my church family

When I'm not teaching I am …...

At church, with family, with friends, reading, or (sigh) cleaning.

Resources Created

1. ‘Was Fidel Castro an effective leader?” Persuasive Writing

2. Understanding U.S. and Cuba relations   Cause and Effect

3. Debating the relationship between U.S and Cuba   Four Corner Debate

Find her:  @BJKURTZ

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