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Mrs. (Señora) Michelle Niesluchowski

World Language Teacher

After graduating from Illinois State University, Normal, with a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish education, I spent three years teaching Spanish at York High School, in Elmhurst, Ill. While at York, I enjoyed coaching the Poms Dance Team and was proud to be chosen as the lead curriculum designer for Spanish 1. In 2005, I joined Oswego East High School.

 

During my first three years as a Wolf, I had the pleasure of teaching both history and Spanish before choosing to teach Spanish full time. I absolutely love teaching lower-level Spanish classes because I believe in making sure students have a strong foundation to build upon as they advance through the levels; ultimately reaching advanced placement Spanish. In addition to teaching language basics, I also incorporate study skills and time management into my lessons with the hope of benefiting all of my students throughout their academic and professional careers. Besides teaching, I spent several years coaching the Color Guard of the marching band. I feel it is important to be involved and supportive of the students on a personal level.

 

To better prepare myself for teaching, I studied abroad in Mexico twice—once while at Illinois State University and then again after I began teaching. The experience was unforgettable and I hope to share my passion for learning languages and experiencing cultures with my students.