Mrs. McDermott--2nd - 4th Grade Spanish


Señora Deborah McDermott - 2nd - 4th grade Spanish:

After 28 years of teaching, I decided to take early retirement. I taught 14 years for OPS, mostly in 2nd grade and 14 years at Saint Margaret Mary School, where I taught K-8 Spanish.

I grew up in Mexico City where I learned Spanish. I have traveled to numerous Spanish-speaking countries, the most recent and most often is Ecuador where my parents have retired for the last 10 years.

I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Apparel and Merchandising and a minor in Spanish then went to UNO for my Elementary Education degree and my master's in Special Education.

I've been married to my husband, Phil, for 18 years. We have one daughter, Cristina, whom we adopted from Guatemala at 9 months old. She is a Sophomore at Skutt Catholic High School and on the Varsity cheerleading team.

I am excited to begin my second year here at Saint Vincent de Paul. I look forward to teaching 2nd - 4th grade students Spanish through songs, games and chants. I enjoy seeing the students have so much fun! It's going to be a great year.




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