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.
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