Hola! My name is Mrs. Heppner and I will be joining the LaMotte team as the new Spanish teacher this year! A Montana native I was raised in Huntley near Billings. My family and I moved back into MT from Dickinson, ND three years ago where I received my Bachelor of Science degree and taught junior high and high school Spanish classes for 7 years. I later went on to receive my Masters in School Counseling degree from Northern State University SD and practiced as a high school counselor for 3 years. I have traveled extensively to Mexico and have guided students through Spain. I am always looking forward to more adventures and hope to be able to travel more. I am so thrilled to be your child’s teacher and I look forward to getting to know everyone. Please stop by and say “Hola” sometime. !Hasta luego!
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am looking forward to begin an exciting journey together as your child learns more about other languages and cultures around the world. The Spanish program that I will be building this year is centered around a communicative approach that incorporates the four main language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing that are used in everyday life. Your child will receive Spanish instruction twice/three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In order to supplement the work we do in class, I highly encourage you to practice Spanish with your student at home whenever possible.
Learning a second language is an exciting opportunity that is very useful in today’s diverse world. My goals this year for your child include helping him or her to develop vocabulary and knowledge of key phrases in the Spanish language and to help him or her to appreciate cultural differences between our culture and those of Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
I hope I will get to meet you soon at the next parent conference. I am certainly looking forward to working with you and your child this year. Please feel free to send me a note or call the school at (406) 586-2838 and leave me a message or email me at email@example.com should you have any questions or concerns. I also welcome appointments to meet in person.