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    Teacher Name: Sra. Dawn Nagel
    School Email Address: dawn.nagel@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects: Honors II, III, y IV
    Extracurriculars: World Language Dept. Chair, International Skills Diploma Seal Chair, World Language Fair Committee Member, and JV and Varsity Academic Team Coach.
    Each Friday from 3:20-3:45 pm (or any other day with an appointment),
    or you may request to be scheduled to attend Instructional Focus Period.
    Unit Recovery is available during the semester, via Administration.


    I am pleased to be teaching and/ or sponsoring you this year!  I hope that you will have an enlightening journey en mi clase de español or within my organization!

    My goals are to enage you in studies that focus on global culture in creative, fun, and informative ways. As your maestra de español, I hope to help you in aquiring a strong appreciation of the Spanish culture as well build your proficiency levels so that you will become an adept communicator. I aspire to instill in you a communicative confidence and proficiency so that will enable you  and inspire you to continue your utilization and retention of the language well beyond high school. 

    I am in my 26th year of teaching, and have had the joy of instructing students of all ages and levels; I have taught kindergarten through high school, adult education classes for Spanish and ESOL, and Spanish For Native Speakers Courses. I have been here at Dutchtown High School since 2008, and I have loved sponsoring various extra-curriculars such as the Ambassadors Club, the Culture Club, and the Academic Team. Throughout my years here, I have taught Spanish I & II, and Honors II, III, and IV.

    I believe that teaching goes beyond the classroom, and have always encouraged my students to grow culturally and academically by preparing them for showcases such as the Henry County World Language Fair and the DHS International Festival. Outside the classrooom, students have attended field trips and engaged in academic competitions and charitable events- so as to provide enrichment of the studied curriculum. I strive to inspire my students by providing engaging lessons that emphasize global studies, expose them to higher level thinking skills, and instill confidence in their self- expression and creativity. My hope is to ignite in my students a genuine appreciation for learning a new language and understand varying cultural practices. I am pleased to say that many of my students have gone on to major or minor in Spanish at the college level or have utilized their language skills in their post-secondary careers. I hope that you will continue to speak Spanish well beyond our time together! 

    Together we can Achieve!