Zoila Brashears is a Spanish teacher who, in her eighth year of teaching, is doing what she loves to do—helping others learn another language. Having taught a wide range of students from pre-K to twelfth grade, Mrs. Brashears knows she has finally hit her stride with high school.
Mrs. Brashears’ previous experience in corporate training, translation, and volunteering for an ESL (English as a Second Language) class helped pave the way for her mental jump from the corporate world to the education field. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a major in Business Management and a focus in Linguistics. Mrs. Brashears’ certifications include EC-6 General Ed., Special Ed. Supplemental, Bilingual K-12, and LOTE, Spanish concentration.
Mrs. Brashears’ passion is connecting with her students to find the manner in which they are most receptive to learning, then tweaking the lessons for the day in a way that the students understand and relate to what is being taught. Once they connect it in their minds, they are then able to build on that new level, making further learning easier. Personal investment— being genuinely concerned for each person—is what Ms. Brashears believes is conducive to better learning.