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Maria Collins
Spanish 3rd-8th grade 
16 years at Holy Trinity School 
Master of Education: Bilingual Education Specialist - English as a Second Language,
Jones University,  Centennial, CO
Bachelor's Degree: St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA 
Work Experience:
I have been teaching for 22 years. My teaching career began in Tulsa, Oklahoma where I began teaching high school. Prior to that I was busy raising three wonderful children. Prior to Holy Trinity School I worked at Visitation School in Kansas City MO where I joined another Spanish teacher.  Together we began a Spanish program from K-8th grade.  In 2003 I joined Holy Trinity and started a new Spanish program at the request of Mr. Gary Lammers.  The program began in 1st-8th grades.  Our program has grown with the addition of Mrs. Blanca Dunsmore for grades K-2, thanks to the support of administration , faculty and parents. We are grateful for your continued support.  We continue to use new strategies, technology and curriculum to help all learners succeed in the 21st Century.   
Teaching Philosophy
All children are a gift from God and all have gifts from God. It is our mission at Holy Trinity help all students use and share these gifts God to the fullest. It is also our mission to help all students succeed. I am dedicated to help students be global citizens and disciples of Christ for the Catholic Church and the world.
Passions & Interests
I am a passionate lover of all cultures and languages. I love traveling, learning, reading and technology.  I love my family; husband of 38 years, three children, granddaughter  and grandson.  I hope to travel to Cuba and the Holy Land. My husband & I own a small business, Bellaboda Designs, and  we decorate weddings and events. I love being  involved in our parish community.
Favorite Scripture: 
Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Phillipians 4:4
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