Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Alison Hammond Castro
I am Alison Hammond Castro and I am your Spanish teacher this year. I grew up in Southern California about one hour north of the border with Mexico in Orange County. My love for Spanish and Latino cultures was born there.
I attended UC Berkeley for my Bachelor's degree and San Francisco State University for a Master's in Secondary Education. I have been teaching Spanish and other subjects for over twenty years in Oakland, Danville, Albany, Brazil, and Pennsylvania. I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and speak and understand French. I love teaching languages because it improves communication amongst us all and promotes understanding of other cultures and ourselves. I also love teaching yoga and mindfulness because people naturally become their best selves when and after practicing. It's a simple, safe, and positive way to feel good!
I have literally traveled and lived for years all over the world and I love bringing both the passion to explore and the treasures of my travels to my students. I am happy to be your teacher and I hope that together we can all learn and grow this year.