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Sandra Malone

Gavilan College teacher Sandra Malone






Sandra was born in Colombia. She came to Illinois in 2000 where she finished her Masterís Degree in Foreign Languages with emphasis in Spanish Literature and a Masterís degree in Business and Administration at Southern Illinois University. She has held part-time teaching Spanish positions at Arizona Western College, Triton College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She taught at The Willows Academy as a full time teacher for two years (College Preparatory High School in Chicago), teaching Spanish I to IV and AP classes until the second equivalent year of Spanish at the college level.

She is currently working at Gavilan College and at the University of California in Santa Cruz. She has taught Digital Spanish and Spanish through the Interactive Television Network (ITN) at the university level. She has also taught Spanish for the Upward Bound program for three years through Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

She likes to teach using technology. She likes to know other cultures and travel as well. She has been to Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She likes to swim, hike, rock climb and play tambourine and castanets also. Sandra just came to the Santa Cruz area last August and she is happy enjoying this wonderful weather and views.

Sandra met her husband at Southern Illinois University. They live in Santa Cruz, CA with their dog Reina.



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