My name is Amanda Hallett, and I am one of the Spanish Language Acquisition teachers and Assistant Cross Country Coaches here at Lincoln Middle School.
I grew up in Salida, Colorado with my parents and younger brother and sister. I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and coach in Fort Collins, as it reminds me of home! I live here now with my boyfriend of 8 years, Cody. I graduated from Salida High School in 2010 and attended my first year of college at Fort Lewis College, where I explored career paths and transferred to Greeley after realizing my love for teaching! It was through traveling and the exposure to the Spanish language and culture, that I decided to combine my passions and study to be a Spanish teacher. It gives me the opportunity to share my passion with kids in hopes of them developing their own appreciations for diversity, culture, and multilingualism. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley (Go Bears!!!) with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish with an emphasis in K-12 education. This is my second official year teaching, and I could not be more excited to be doing so at Lincoln! Go Lancers!!!
It's going to be a great year!
College: Bachelor's Degree in Spanish with an emphasis in K-12 Education from the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado)
High School: Salida High School (Salida, Colorado)
Cajas de cartón by Francísco Jiménez
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Lincoln makes everyone who walks through those doors feel like family! They also hold high expectations and personalize instruction for every student, always challenging them and teaching life skills along the way.
"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."
6th Grade Spanish Language Acquisition
7th Grade Spanish Language Acquisition
8th Grade Spanish Language Acquisition
The Spanish acquisition program here at Lincoln uses the Comprehensible Input curriculum. It is a bit different of an approach than most of us had during our school careers. Please contact me for more information or follow this link to learn more about it. https://spanishmama.com/what-is-comprehensible-input/