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Kirby, Kelly Rose
Ay…¡Me pongo feliz! I’m Kim Krasne, though everyone calls me doña Kim, and I’m so looking forward to immersing my Meany students in the magic of Spanish! I grew up in San Diego, where my father’s business was a 15-minute journey across the border in Tijuana, and I feel like I’ve been connecting the cultures ever since.
I’m a California transplant to Seattle, and I’ve been teaching Spanish at Washington Middle School since 2006. Prior to that, I taught Spanish (levels 1-5) for 11 years at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California; I spent three years at Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, and I started my Spanish-teaching career with San Diego Unified School District. It adds up to a lifetime teaching Spanish.
My university education is pure Californian: A B.A.in General Literature from University of California, San Diego; a bilingual teachers’ credential program and M.A. work in Second-Language Acquisition from San Diego State, and an M.A. in Humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills. I am proudly taking my first course this summer at UW!
I teach passionately with the idea that acquiring a second (or another) language is a life-long gift, a gift that multiplies with experience…that the Spanish my students take out of my classroom is the foundation for understanding, caring about and sharing and connecting with Spanish-speakers in our own community and in the global world to which we all belong.
I love my students, I have five kids of my own, and I look at Puget Sound every day and think how lucky I am to live and work in this city.
And, thinking about that: ¡me pongo feliz!