Phone: 208 285-1162
Degrees and Certifications:
M Ed. Curriculum & Instruction/ESL University of Washington B.A. Spanish, French; Minor in German University of Idaho Idaho Continuing Teaching Certificate: Spanish, French, German, ESL Grades 6-12 Washington Professional Teaching Certificate: Spanish, French, German, ESL Grades K-12
Dear Students and Families of Spanish Students,
Hola y Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Hello and welcome to Spanish Class! My name is Ms. Beth Casey.
I am very happy to have joined the Genesee School District in 2017.
Prior to that, I spent ten years overseas with my husband teaching Spanish, English, ESL and French in international schools. Before that I lived and taught in the greater Seattle area as well as in Asia and Africa, and prior to that I taught French in my hometown, Moscow. We returned to Moscow four years ago - after more than two decades away - in order to be closer to family. Unfortunately we lost my dad in January, but are very happy to still have my mom with us!
I have always had a compelling interest in other languages and cultures, starting with an exploratory Spanish class and a 5-week trip to Spain with Moscow Jr. High School Spanish Club. We had a 3 week homestay with Spanish families and took classes at the Universidad de Salamanca - a life-changing experience. After high school, I lived with a family in Barcelona and attended high school there for a year in order to become more fluent in Spanish language and culture. It was a fascinating experience and I hope to impart my love of languages and cultures to my students.
I very much look forward to working with you this year!
Señora Casey :)