Welcome to Dual Language at Liberty!
Here are a few beliefs that we have. . .
-Students will learn and grow at a developmentally informed pace.
-Teachers will balance high academic expectations with the importance of nurturing the social and emotional development of all children.
-Students will have many opportunities daily to learn through play.
-Parents are provided opportunities at Liberty to learn English & Spanish.
-Students will learn to read, write, listen and speak in English & Spanish.
-Maintaining a student's native language is as important as learning a second language.
***These are just a few of our thoughts--please contact us for more information:)
Hello! This is my fifth year teaching Dual Language Kindergarten at Liberty Elementary. I am the Spanish side teacher and my English teaching partner is Luisa Palomo. Our dual language teaching assistants are Belen Guerrero and Darcy Covert. I grew up in Omaha and attended Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I recently completed my endorsement in English as a Second Language and my Early Childhood Endorsement. In May I graduated with a Master's Degree in Teaching Literacy. I love teaching at Liberty! Every day is a new adventure and I am fortunate to be able to work with such amazing students and families.
Hello! My name is Luisa Palomo and this is my 15th year teaching Kindergarten. I teach the English side of Dual Language and my partner is Emma Dobson.
I LOVE teaching! I graduated from Creighton University in 2004. In 2006 I received my endorsement in English as a Second Language. I also completed my graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and have my masters in Educational Administration and Supervision. I have completed a degree as a K-3 Math Specialist and have will complete an Early Childhood endorsement in July 2019. I am a 2010 winner of the Buffet Award for Teaching. I was proud to represent our state as the 2012 Nebraska Teacher of the Year.
It is important to me that all children feel empowered to learn and grow during their time with me and I work closely with parents and families to help their children be successful in school. Please stop by Liberty and see the wonderful things that our students are working on!
We are fortunate to have two full time paraprofessionals as well as a reading resource teacher and many college practicum students.