• Dr. Javier H. Arizmendi
    English as a Second Language

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    English as a Second Language

    Dr. Arizmendi's Web Site

     Mr. J. Arizmendi 2011

     I am so glad you are visiting this site and thank you so much for taking time to do it. I am Mr. Arizmendi. Most of my students call me Mr. "A", since my last name is long and difficult for Americans to say it.

    My Professional Educator Licenses by the State of North Carolina are:

    Principal (Grades k-12)
    English  (Grades 9-12)
    English as a Second Language (k-12)
    Spanish (Grades k-12)

    My Professional Background is:

    Dr. International Administration and Human Resources

    MBA. School Administration and Human Resources

    MD Specialization in Forensic

    BA Social Anthropologist

    BA English Teacher as Second Language and Foreign Language

    Healthcare Interpreter 

    School interpreter

    My Experience as an Educator is:  

    I have been teaching since 1982, and I was working in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for five years. Presently, I live here in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I love to teach and I love to learn from my students, parents, and colleagues. I am pretty sure they can share a lot of things with me. One thing I have learned through experience is "As teachers, we are always needing to upgrade our ideas". 

     I took some courses in the US at colleges like  UCR in Riverside CA, UIC in Chicago, and finally Queen's College and UNCC in Charlotte.  I taught in all different levels from Elementary to a Master's programs. In addition to being a teacher, I have been an administrator, school principal, and superintendent. I love to teach so that is exactly what I am doing now!

    Currently I am employed at Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) and I have my certification from the State of North Carolina:

    Principal (Grades k-12)
    English  (Grades 9-12)
           English as a Second Language (k-12)
    Spanish (Grades k-12) 

    Other positions have been held at:

    • West Mecklenburg 2002-2003, Spanish Teacher, level I 

    • Z. B. Vance High School 2003-2004, ESL Teacher, New Comers and as inclusion in Biology and Fast Math.

    • East Mecklenburg 2004-2005, Spanish Teacher, level I and 4.

    • CPCC as ESL teacher for Adults

    • Z. B. Vance High School 2005-2007, ESL New Comers and Spanish For Native Speakers.  


    My experience at Zebulon B. Vance High School was an important part of my life. There, I grew up professionally where many people believed and trusted in me. They were always available to give me a hand as a new foreign language teacher.

    Also I worked during the evenings from 2005 to 2007 as part time ESL teacher at CPCC.

    Teaching is my passion and my favorite career, that is why I do what I do: helping people to learn and share my experience and knowledge.

     I have been working at Glenn High  since August 2007.

    Here you have some of my philosophical quotes:
    • Teachers are who love teaching help others who love learning.

    • You can learn by doing.

    • Everything you are learning today is going to help you tomorrow.

    • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.