World Languages Content Specialist
My name is Veronica Betance-Sandoval and I have been the World Languages Content Specialist since the Summer of 2015. Prior to this role I was a Spanish teacher at Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies and before that I taught Spanish at Red Mtn. High School. Although I student taught at Red Mtn. High School my formal teaching experience began in Gilbert. After earning my Master's Degree I moved to Texas and taught there for 3 years. I returned to AZ with my my husband and a new born.
I earned my B.A. in Ed. from the University of AZ and my M.Ed. from AZ State University. I am proud to be a Mesa Public Schools graduate, teacher, and parent. I strive to make World Languages in Mesa an excellent program where students use languages to communicate and become lifelong language learners. I believe that it is never too late to learn a language. I enjoy teaching students as much as I enjoy working with teachers and learning from them.
Our goal for World Languages in Mesa Public Schools is to increase language performance opportunities in all modes of communication in order to reach high proficiency levels.
Mesa World Languages teachers follow teaching methods and philosophies adopted by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. We use an adaptive proficiency exam, AVANT-Stamp, to measure our students' proficiency in our DL/I Program, in junior high, and in level 3 of our high school programs, and our teachers use Intergrated Performance Assessments and ACTFL rubrics to measure and guide their instruction. We currently offer American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. We will add Navajo in 2020.
Please visit our World Languages Web-page for detailed information.