School Office Phone: 970.384.5200

Spanish

Spanish

 

Elvia Loya

elvia.loya@tworiverscs.org

Elvia Loya is a native Spanish speaker born in Chihuahua, Mexico. She received her teaching certificate from Centro de Actualizacion del Magisterio in Chihuahua. She taught primary school for several years in Chihuahua prior to moving to Colorado. Elvia spent the last few years working on her cosmetology career and working as a full-time mom. This is her third year at Two Rivers Community School.  Elvia is enthusiastic about enhancing each student’s Spanish-speaking abilities. She has three children, Abril who graduated from Glenwood Springs High School and recently from Princeton University, Grissel who graduated from high school in El Paso, TX and is currently enrolled at the University of Denver, and Brandon who is a fifth grader at Two Rivers Community School. She lives in Glenwood Springs with her husband Omar.

 

Shelly Haddon

shelly.haddon@tworiverscs.org

I love teaching Spanish and have been a licensed Spanish teacher in Colorado and in the Twin Cities for the past twelve years.  I have enjoyed teacimage1hing all levels of Spanish from kindergarten to advanced high school Spanish.  I grew up in a Spanish speaking family and have been fortunate enough to have been surrounded by the language and culture throughout my life. My stepfather is from Mexico and we often had family and friends from Mexico visiting while I was growing up.  Speaking Spanish, making Latino food and celebrating Latino holidays and traditions was a very fun part of my childhood.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Anthropology and Spanish.  When I was in college I had the opportunity to spend a semester in Spain.  When I left Spain I was forever transformed.  I knew then that I wanted to become a Spanish teacher.  When I entered the Graduate School of Education at Hamline University, I chose a program that would offer another opportunity to learn through an exchange program.  After finishing my urban student teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools, I spent several months living and student teaching in a full immersion environment in Tres Rios, Costa Rica.  I have been back to Costa Rica several times since then and even got married on the beach there! I am a lifelong learner of Spanish and love traveling and exploring new places and meeting new people.
I am so excited to be teaching Spanish at Two Rivers Community School and to be living back in the valley.  I love reading, traveling and spending time outdoors. I especially love being a mom to my two children, Neena and Micah.

 

 

Sonia Roldan

sonia.roldan@tworiverscs.org

IMG_9089Sonia native of Peru, has been in the valley for seventeen years. Sonia graduated in Autonomous Guadalajara University, Mexico City with a bachelors in psychology. Later she obtained a M.S.Psychology from Liberty International University in Florida. She has a rich experience in dealing with families and children teaching in several countries in Latin America before moving to the States.In Colorado worked with Latino families in different programs for the community . She uses her music abilities and expertise to enhance teaching and therapy. For the last ten years, Sonia has been assisting in teaching elementary school children in several schools in the valley. Sonia has been working assisting kindergarten and first grade teachers for two years at Two Rivers Community School. She has two adult children. Her daughter graduated from the university of Colorado in Boulder, and her son graduated from Nebraska University. Sonia is thrilled to join the faculty at Two Rivers Community School in Glenwood Springs and has great ideas to make her Spanish classes a dynamic and creative working environment.

 

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    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
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    Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
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