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.
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    Con cada lengua que se extingue se borra una imagen del hombre.
    For every language that becomes extinct, an image of man disappears.
    - Octavio Paz  
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Last Modified on September 4, 2021