Doña Anita is the Spanish (6th) and World Languages (7th & 8th) teacher for Mountain Song Community School. She brings her extensive experience and personal love of different cultures to MSCS.
Since 1992 Anita homeschooled her children and taught in various enrichment classes and co-ops. She also has been very involved both locally and internationally with organized leadership and speech training through the Institute for Cultural Communicators (ICC) including National and International positions. She personally coached several students with international award winning speeches.
Anita graduated Cum Laude from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO with a humanities degree with an emphasis in Foreign Languages (Spanish, German and French). She has served in Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico with Amigos de las Americas and in Rosarito, Mexico with Project Mexico. She also was able to tour Europe with an honors choir. All of these experiences have informed her love of cultures and her desire to share that knowledge.
Currently, Anita still volunteers as a Global Leader for ICC, the Director of Education, and middle school teacher for her church.
Anita moved from Indiana to Colorado with her family in 1972 and has lived in Colorado Springs with her husband for the past 32 years. They have 6 children and 5 grandchildren. Anita enjoys hiking, skiing, handwork and spending time with people!