I am a former English/Spanish high school and middle school teacher having taught both in the U.S. and overseas. I hold a permanent Ohio teaching certificate since l986 with teaching majors in Spanish and English. I have taught grammar, composition, and literature in both languages over the past 30 years. I have been a journalism adviser to two high school newspapers and one high school yearbook. My students have won 1st and 2nd place awards in news writing at Kent State University (Ohio) School of Journalism for high school students' awards over the years. I have taught in three high schools and one middle school in Ohio and at an American high school in Wurzburg, Germany. (Department of Defense Dependents' Schools) I speak and write Spanish fluently having studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain and I speak and write German proficiently having studied in Germany.
I have traveled overseas since I was 18 years old and have much world and life experience. When I lived in Mexico and Spain, I lived with native families and have a world wide view of family life. I also have an Italian family on my mother's side and have family members living in Italy which I have visited many times during my lifetime, most recently in 2010. I have also guided four student trips to Spain for my middle and high school students.
I am, therefore, able to write from various experiences and in various voices. I am embarking on a freelance writing and photography career and this is the reason I joined this network. I am also writing hubs (a type of blog) at www.suzettenaples.hubpages.com and my own personal blog at www.suzette-suzettesays.blogspot.com.
If I can write for you, just let me know!