Social Studies/SLD Teacher
Hola, mi nombre es Natalia Andrea Contreras Gutierrez, en la escuela me llaman Ms. Contreras o Profesora Natalia. I am currently teaching Social Studies in 6th grade and SLD (Spanish Language Development) in 7th and 8th grades (Former k-5th Spanish and Sciences in NC, and K-11th English teacher in Colombia, South America). My preferred pronouns are she, her and hers. I speak Spanish and English.
Hi, I am Ms. Contreras and I am so glad to be part of Bryant Webster. This is my third year teaching Spanish and my second year teaching social studies in 6th grade. I live in Thornton, with my husband and we really enjoy living here. I am from Neiva (Huila), a beautiful city in Colombia. This is my 12th year as a language teacher and my seventh year working in the United States. I first arrived in North Carolina, to improve my languages learning, share my culture and knowledge, live, and work for five years as a Foreigner teacher, and then, I had the great opportunity to live and continue growing as a languages teacher in Denver, Colorado. I love dancing, cooking and singing and I have used these interests to continue learning languages. I started my journey to learn Languages in Colombia, a bachelors’ degree in Foreign Languages and a Masters degree in Didactics in English, and I continued studying a Masters’ degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other languages) in NC. Finally, I really enjoy teaching my students in Denver, and I hope to be able to show them how beautiful and meaningful it is to learn languages for their lives. Por que aprender idiomas te abre puertas y te da mas oportunidades en tu vida!!!