Phone: 630-636-2382


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Ms. Fátima López

World Language Teacher

After graduating from Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, with a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages, I spent one year teaching Spanish in Bolton, England, and three years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Seville, Spain. In September 1998, I moved to Illinois to work as a bilingual teacher in District 131. I joined Oswego East High School (OEHS) in 2005 and started teaching Spanish. I also hold a Master’s degree in Educational Administration through Governors State University, Chicago.

I teach Honors Spanish 3 and Advanced Placement Spanish. I love teaching intermediate to upper-level classes because I enjoy seeing student growth and working with them from an earlier stage. Advanced Placement Spanish Language is a 300-level college class, which can be very demanding, but it is also extremely rewarding. I believe that we have a particularly strong language program at OEHS. Our students, parents, and teachers are tremendously involved.

To better prepare myself, I like attending workshops to further develop my teaching skills. I am also an Advanced Placement Reader for College Board. Every June, I grade Advanced Placement exams with hundreds of other Spanish graders. This is an invaluable experience that better prepares me for my classes in the fall.