Hello everyone! My name is Liz Bucrek, and I am from Liz's Lessons. I am very excited to be one of the authors for the Bilingual Teacher Clubhouse! I will be blogging about both French and Spanish lessons, websites, and teaching tips for the secondary level. I love teaching with technology, so many of the lessons that I share will incorporate online activities. I wanted to take my first posting to tell you a little bit more about myself.
I am originally from Michigan, but I currently live in North Carolina. I graduated with Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Michigan in French and Education with a minor in Spanish. While at Michigan I studied abroad in Rouen, France. I received my Masters Degree from North Carolina State University in French with "M" Certification.
I taught French and Spanish at the Middle School level for five years, and at the High School level for two years. I was also the Director of the Academy of International Studies. I currently work as a High School as Student Achievement Coach. I taught English in Galicia, Spain for one summer as well.
I love traveling, playing soccer, dancing merengue and bachata, reading, watching Michigan football, and spending time with friends. I am also a Zumba instructor. I have traveled to 16 countries (France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, England, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, and the Dominican Republic) and hope to go to many more in the future.