Ms. Ruth Avilés
Phone: (480) 472-5803
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bienvenue!
ようこそ! Willkommen! добро пожаловать!
I would like to share somethings about myself.
I was born in Mexico City and went to a bilingual school called American School Foundation. After finishing 6th grade, I moved to Mesa, Arizona. I studied at Shepherd Junior High and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1997.
In August of 2000, I graduated from Arizona State University with concurred majors in French and Spanish. Then I taught English for two years through the JET Program in Kochi Prefecture in Japan. After returning to the United States and finishing three certifications in International Business, Import/Export and Organizational Leadership, I decided I would like to become a world language teacher and share my passion for languages thus pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.
Since 2005, I've been a teacher at Mesa Public Schools. I taught French and Spanish at Kino Junior High for seven years. My new home has been Mesa High since 2012.
I also speak Japanese pretty well and a little bit of German and Russian. Although I have never studied Portuguese and Italian, I can understand them because like Spanish and French, they are also derived from Latin.
I love traveling and learning about different cultures and their languages. I have been to The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, and Costa Rica.
In addition to languages and cultures, I practice a Korean martial art called Tang Soo Do since 1997. I earned my 1st degree Black Belt (also known as Dan) on October of 2000. Although I was away from Tang Soo So for six years, I practiced Shotokan Karate the two years I lived in Japan. I came back to Tang Soo Do on June of 2006. Then I tested and passed my 2nd Dan on October of 2009 and my 3rd Dan on October of 2012.
I also enjoy listening to music in various languages, reading, coloring, hiking, being surrounded by nature, watching movies and watching the World Cup.