•                                                      I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. I have been teaching at Kernersville Elementary for the past 23 years. I'm from the beautiful  tropical island of Puerto Rico.  My home town is called Guaynabo.  In Puerto Rico, I attended Wesleyan Academy, a private bilingual school, where I learned to speak English.  After I graduated, I came to North Carolina and earned my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from High Point University. I have taught for 26 years and I love teaching.  I taught Spanish for three years in Brevard, North Carolina. While I was a teacher in Transylvania County, I helped write and develop their Spanish curriculum. I moved to Winston-Salem in 1991 and taught fourth grade at a private school. Teaching Spanish has always been one of my passions, so in 1992,  I took the position at Kernersville Elementary to teach the Spanish language. In the year 2005-2006, I was chosen as Teacher of the Year by my colleagues. This was a very humbling experience. In 2007, I won a grant (Tribute to Teachers) given by RBC Centura Bank. Kernersville Elementary  is the best school in this county and I love being part of this wonderful staff!  In 2010, I made the transition from Spanish teacher to ESL teacher and I am loving it!  I'm really excited about my new teaching role. I work with a wonderful team of ESL teachers and assistants which have made my transition an enjoyable one.   I enjoy teaching Sunday school, going on mission trips, reading, shelling, running, decorating, shopping, traveling abroad, and dancing, but most of all I enjoy going to the beach!  I have been married to Jonathan Lewis for 26 years.