Hello, my name is Gwen Kennerly and I am the Spanish instructor at Glenridge Elementary School. I have been teaching Spanish at the elementary level since 1993 and have been at Glenridge since 2001. I earned my BA at SLU and I hold a Master's degree in the field of Communications with an emphasis in Spanish from Webster University. I continue to enjoy opportunities to further my education in the field of second language acquisition, assessment, technology and reflective teaching practices.I am a native to St. Louis and live in South City with my husband Ed and my daughter Isla. I love gardening, crafting and cooking. I am so excited to get to know the first grade students and new Glenridge students and I look forward to an exciting year of fun with Spanish. Starting the 2021-2022 school year I am also the World Languages and Cultures Curriculum Coordinator. I am looking forward to learning many new things and gaining new perspectives in this role.I recommend that you ask your son/daughter what they are learning in Spanish on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact me at the web address or phone number below if you have questions.On this website you will find a curriculum overview for grades 1st-5th, resources for language acquisiition and Hispanic culture as well as some of the songs we sing in class.Contact Information:(314)854-6211Follow us on Instagam at:holaglenridgeCon cada lengua que se extingue se borra una imagen del hombre.
For every language that becomes extinct, an image of man disappears.
- Octavio Paz