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Our teacher feature of the week is Amy Klein, Spanish teacher at Elgin Public Schools.
Where did you graduate from high school? What year? I graduated from Creighton High School in 1993.
What college did you attend? (years & degree) I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1997. During my time at UNL I also spent a semester at a university in Querétaro, Mexico. In 2001 I received my Masters in Education from Peru State College.
What places have you taught? I have taught at York High School, Millard North High School, Norfolk High School, and now at Elgin Public Schools.
What subject/class do you teach? I teach K-12 Spanish.
What is your favorite part of teaching? Interacting with the students, getting kids excited about learning other cultures. Every year is different.
What are most excited about for 2017-18 school year? I have a very high-energy group of students this year. I am looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish.
Do you have any extracurricular activities you are in charge of? (explain if yes) I am the head coach for the One Act team, as well as the Spanish Club and Quiz Bowl sponsor.
What are your classroom goals for the year? To get the kids speaking Spanish!
What brought you to teach here? I wanted to teach at a school closer to home. Elgin had a great reputation and I was lucky to have an opportunity to join the faculty.
Can you tell me a little bit about your family? My husband is an attorney in Neligh, and we have four children. Our daughter Olivia is 11, and our sons are Aiden (9), Raaf (7), and Diedrick (4).
What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading, cooking, and hanging out with my family and friends. I also love to travel.