My name is Sheri King and I am a Canton (OK) High School graduate. My Spanish Education degree is from OSU, but I attended SWOSU for three years as a Biology major. I have been teaching Spanish for 29 years, but have taught Biology, Botany, and ELL along the way. I have been a Waukomis Chief, a Drummond Bulldog, a Carnegie Wildcat, an Anadarko Warrior and a Weatherford Eagle. In the year 2000 I was introduced to the TPRS® method (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) created by Blaine Ray. I was so impressed with its ability to break down the fear of foreign language that I use it to teach all my Spanish classes.
After teaching Spanish for six years, I moved to Mexico with my husband. The 4-year experience enhanced my ability to function in the Spanish language, influenced the way I cook and gave me experiences that I will treasure forever.
I hope my students learn a lot from me and are inspired to investigate cultures other than their own. I also want them to be able to use Spanish with confidence in places other than the classroom, no matter what their ability level.
Blaine Ray and I at a TPRS Conference