¡HOLA! Soy la Señora Mariana Mathews. I’m pleased to be joining the LBCS staff and family as our very own Spanish Teacher. After many years of being involved at school as a parent, I’m excited to finally contribute as an official teacher.
I’m originally from Córdoba, Argentina. I grew up living and traveling in Latin America and Spain and finally settling in Orange County, CA. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Spanish and then my Teaching Credentials and Master’s in Education at UCLA. I taught in Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano as a dual immersion Spanish elementary school teacher. Then I took a teaching break for the past years to raise and educate my boys. I currently reside in Granite Bay with my husband, Robert and my two amazing boys, Sebastian and Lucien, who currently attend LBCS.
I will be collaborating with Sombrero Time and our other teachers in promoting Spanish and the Latin culture at LBCS. My goal is to integrate Spanish to our IB curriculum and get the students motivated and excited to know and use Spanish in their daily lives. In conjunction with Sombrero Time, I will have the pleasure to get to know and teach all of our students. My hope is for them to embrace cultural diversity, be exposed to Latin cultures and continue learning the Spanish Language.
I can’t wait to get started!