Degrees and Certifications:
BA Spanish K-12 Certification Virtual Office Hours: 2 PM- 3 PM Monday-Friday
Ms. Sara Schomburg
My name is Sara Schomburg and I am the Spanish teacher here at Mallinckrodt Elementary. I graduated from Lindenwood University with my BA Spanish and K-12 certification in 2019 and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of our wonderfully talented kiddos here at Mallinckrodt since then.
A little bit about myself, I began learning Spanish in high school, but unfortunately only took two years. I later began working with many Hispanic people at a restaurant where I met my husband, who is from Mexico :) Since then, I have developed a love for not only the Spanish language but the people and culture that it belongs to as well. I have two boys, 9 and 3 years old, who are proficient in English and Spanish. Being bilingual is beneficial to us in so many ways, but what I most enjoy is learning about people from other cultures through the language. I hope that you student will come to feel the same way.
As we all know, class is going to look *slightly* different this year in spite of the current circumstances. In addition to conducting classes virtually, I will be changing the format up a bit so that our time in Spanish can be more engaging and meaningful. Essentially, what I am planning is a "flipped" classroom in which students will be expected to access videos, flashcards, readings, etc. as homework, and then during our class time, we will clear up any misunderstandings and practice with the material. I promise that the homework won't take up a large amount of time and that it will make class more engaging for your student. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Spanish class, please feel free to reach out to me.
I am eager to embark on this new challenge and see/help your student(s) rise to the occasion. I know we are going to have an awesome year. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Virtual Office Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM M-F
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM M-F