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    Melissa Hersey 
    World Language Teacher 
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    Welcome to Profesora Hersey's (previously Bennett - Woohoo I got married!) Spanish Class! I graduated from Washington State University in 2015 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Spanish, and in 2016 with a Masters in Teaching. This will be my fourth year at West Mercer Elementary and the Mercer Island School District. My first few years have been wonderful and I am thrilled to continue working with this district and the Mercer Island community. I have enjoyed bringing World Language/Spanish into our school and I look forward to another great year! For further inquiry, please take a look at our mission statement for more information about the World Language Program.
    Regarding the Spanish program, the elementary Spanish teachers in the district, including myself, have worked vigorously on developing a brand new curriculum, which we will begin rolling out in the fall of 2019. We presented the curriculum to the school board last May. It was received with great enthusiasm and approved! The purpose of this curriculum is to give students the most comprehensive foundation in Spanish possible, and to encourage their continuity in the language when they leave West Mercer!
    Please contact me by e-mail.