New Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Rosario Greer
SJND welcomed Ms. Rosario Greer this year to our Modern Languages Department.
Ms. Greer earned her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish and her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish at San Francisco State. Prior to SJND, she taught at the middle school and high school levels in San Francisco. Before teaching, Ms. Greer worked in the food business, and even owned and operated a Mexican restaurant at one point!
Rosario teaches Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at SJND and says that when she teaches Spanish, it is not limited to teaching Spanish language, but to also connect the language to Latin American and Spanish cultures. When students learn how interesting different people and cultures are, they have greater motivation to learn the language.
She says that the students are her favorite part of SJND, and it makes her smile when she sees on their faces that they understand a topic. Her advice for students is: “Appreciate who you are individually. It is important to learn to value yourself and to realize that it is okay if you don’t always fit in. When that happens, it is an expression of your individuality.”
Outside of SJND, Ms. Greer loves taking her two dogs for walks, cooking, exercising and dancing. She tries to travel as often as she can and hopes to go back to her home country, Peru, this summer. Another thing many don’t know about her is that she has two beehives in her backyard that produce delicious honey each summer.