Bienvenidos to Señor Mateo's Spanish class.
I was born in Brazil and spent over 21 total years living in Madrid, Spain. I earned a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Sports Management from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. After spending numerous years in sports marketing and communications, including five-plus with Real Madrid CF, I decided to pursue new challenges as an educator. This is now my fourth year at Lakeridge and first at West Mercer!
Regarding the Spanish program, the elementary Spanish teachers in the district, including myself, have worked vigorously on developing a brand new curriculum, which we began rolling out in the fall of 2019. The purpose of this curriculum is to give students the most comprehensive foundation in Spanish possible, and to encourage their continuity in the language after they leave elementary school.
Please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Un cordial saludo,
Señor Matt (Mateo) Goltz
¡Hala Madrid & Hook 'em Horns!