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BS Social Sciences, 2000 College of the Ozarks BS Secondary Education, 2000 College of the Ozarks Masters in TESOL Lincoln Christian University Certified in ELL K-12 Certified in Social sciences 9-12 Certified in Spanish K-12 Masters hours from La Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, España towards Máster universitario de Enseñanza de la lengua y la cultura hispánicas para profesores de primaria y secundaria

Ms. Tamarin Stark

I am from a small rural town called Newburg, MO and moved to the Kansas City area to be closer to family and friends. Before coming to Smithville I taught for four years in Waynesville, MO and am now in my 16th year at SHS. I have one pet, which is an African Grey parrot I inherited. His name is Zachariah (Zach). He only says "Hola"and "Adiós" in Spanish. I love volleyball, playing cards and traveling.

I have degrees in Social Sciences, Secondary Education and a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other languages). I finished my masters while on sabbatical teaching English to adults in Santiago, Chile in 2015-16. I am an educator and specifically a language teacher because I LOVE to learn about a variety of subjects and language is used in all topics. 

This year I will be teaching Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV and ESL (English as a Second Language).  I am excited about deeping the upper level students knowledge of Spanish, but also enriching their global perspective of various Spanish cultures and places from around the world. 

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