Spanish Language Instructor | Owls Assistant Teacher
Rosie comes to the Middle Way School by way of Primrose Hill School, where she led their Spanish Language program for the full range of elementary-aged children. Her passionate approach to inter-cultural understanding is perfectly paired with her cheerful classroom presence. We’re so pleased she’ll be guiding our Owls students and spending time with all of our students throughout the week.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I started traveling to the United States when I was eight years old. My grandfather, who was a law professor at LSU, always taught me and inspired me with American culture. Through the years, I kept traveling to the U.S. with my family.
After a career in Communication with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Journalism, I moved to Upstate New York where I met my husband Leo. We settled in Hunter, where I earned my citizenship and we raised our son Ian. Together, we’re converting an old barn into our home. We love the Catskills!
My work with children began as a Ski Instructor at Hunter Mountain, where I quickly became Coordinator and Supervisor inside their Children’s Program. My position at a childcare center in Tannersville led me to pursue certification in Early Childhood Education. I also worked as a Spanish tutor for both children and adults, and as an interpreter. All of this inspired me to keep teaching, finding out how much I enjoy it.
Beginning in 2019, I led the Spanish language program at Primrose Hill School, a Waldorf-based school in Rhinebeck, teaching first through eighth grades. Inspired by Waldorf World Language Curriculum, I learned the path of teaching Spanish to my students in a holistic way. They not only learn the grammar and communication of the language, but—most importantly—they absorb knowledge about global culture. We focus on specific literature, art, and music of countries where Spanish is a first language. I bring my love of reading, writing, and singing into the classroom, commonly using songs and games to teach the students about Spanish cultures around the world.
I feel very grateful that the Middle Way School is giving me the opportunity to nurture their Spanish Program. I’m also thrilled to be the Assistant Teacher of the Owls class! I look forward to meeting everyone in this community: the children, their families and my new coworkers. I am eager to learn more about the fundamentals of Buddhism and become familiar with its practices and traditions.