Spanish Curriculum

The Spanish program is a communicative and interactive program integrating language with music, children’s literature, and culture to provide a rich language environment.

The Spanish Language Department at Our Lady of Grace School desires to introduce students to and prepare them to live in a global, multilingual world.

Through the study of a world language, students will develop a sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritages of other groups and will be prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.

The Our Lady of Grace Elementary and Middle School Spanish Programs are focused on Spanish language  proficiency and cultural knowledge and understanding.

Our Spanish curriculum is designed to introduce and strengthen students’ language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as appropriate for their skill level.

Students who meet the standards of the Spanish curriculum through grade eight should be well equipped to confidently enter their respective Spanish programs as incoming freshmen at their high school.


Señora Temple

Spanish | K-3rd Grades

Señora Temple began teaching Spanish at Our Lady of Grace School in 2003.  She received her Bachelor Degrees in Spanish Education (University of Minnesota) and Humanities (Michigan State University).  Her Master’s Degree in education is from St. Mary’s University.  Elementary school is the perfect time to learn a second language.  Señora loves sharing her passion for Spanish with our enthusiastic young learners.  She has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain, including numerous mission trips. 


Señora Goodwin

Spanish | 4th & 5th Grades

Señora Goodwin is in her sixth year of teaching Spanish at Our Lady of Grace School and teaches in the fourth and fifth grades. Señora Goodwin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Minnesota and then her Masters of Education in Second Languages and Cultures, also from the University of Minnesota. She has Minnesota teaching licensure in Spanish and ESL. Señora Goodwin is especially interested in researching and implementing the learning strategies used by successful second language learners.


Señorita DUFFY

Spanish | 6th, 7th & 8th Grades

Ms. Tara Duffy grew up in Louisville, KY and attended the University of Notre Dame where she graduated with a degree in theatre and Latin American studies. She taught Spanish I and II  for two years in Washington, D.C. at Archbishop Carroll High School while getting her Masters of Education through ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education), a graduate program of Notre Dame. She came to OLG in the fall of 2014. 



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