Mrs. Lexsea Stickrod- K-12 Spanish
I grew up in Eldora, IA where I graduated from Eldora-New Providence High School. I then attended the University of Iowa for one year and transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where I completed a dual major in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) and Spanish. While in college I studied abroad two times spending two months in Arica, Chile, where I took Spanish classes at the local university, and a month in China where I taught English to elementary students at a summer camp. After graduating in 2009, I landed my first teaching job in Wichita, KS where I taught middle school English as a second language for 4 1/2 years and coached volleyball for 3 years. I am thrilled to be starting my third year as the PreK-12 Spanish teacher at Marquette. With help from our Magic of Children donations and a grant, we were able to purchase all new textbooks for grades 6-12 last year. With these new books, I plan to ‘flip’ my classroom which will allow students much more time to practice their Spanish skills in the classroom environment while learning some grammar content at home through online videos. In addition to teaching PreK-12 Spanish, I will also be the assistant high school volleyball coach.