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Nicole Elenz-Martin

Institution: 
Aragon High School, San Mateo Union High School District and Stanford World Language Project
Positions: 

Spanish teacher at Aragon, former Department Chair of the World Languages Department, Instructor for STEP: Teaching & Learning in the Heterogeneous Classroom; PACT Teaching Event Advisor; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Mentor

Degrees: 

MA, Education, STEP; Teaching Credential in Spanish; BA in Communication Studies, Minor in Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles

Awards: 
Teacher of the Year Award, Aragon High School (’06, ’09, ’12) Outstanding Teacher Award (California Language Teachers’ Association) (2014)
Languages: 
Spanish
Specialities: 
Teacher education, educational technology, complex instruction/groupwork, Standards-based grading, backward design/unit planning
Contact: 
nicole.elenzmartin@gmail.com
Quote: 

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. —Nelson Mandela