I was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone. I have family living in Panama and possess dual U.S./ Panamanian citizenship. I taught English in the Canal Zone School system for 27 years and have taught Spanish at a high school in Merritt Island, Florida for 15 years. I have a Bachelor Degree in Spanish Teaching from Rutgers University in New Jersey and an Masters Degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Miami. I am fluent in both Spanish and English.