“Searching for a stimulating academic environment where I could put down roots and continue to grow as an educator, I joined O Castro almost five years ago.
Since then, I have found myself in a warm, welcoming atmosphere supported both personally and professionally by a great staff. In spite of its healthy growth, O Castro still feels like a close-knit family where everyone knows your name and we take the time to get to know each other. Without this sense of community it would be impossible to craft inspiring, cross-curriculum learning opportunities for our students that often require the collaboration of other educators and classes.
One of the most appealing aspects of our school is that we can achieve all this while modeling target languages in a way that consistently encourages correct usage by our students. It is often said that learning other languages can be “fun” and “useful”, yet I discovered early on in my career that foreign language acquisition that takes place in an optimal learning environment can shape and change our lives by unlocking doors to great opportunities, huge adventures and vast cultural enrichment.”