Spanish with Dr. McMahon
¡Hola a todos! My name is Dr. McMahon and I am enthusiastic to be the K-6 Spanish Specialist. This is my third year with the Otis and fourth year teaching in the Boston area. I hold instructional teaching licenses in Spanish for grades PreK through 12. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Education and a Master of Education in Research Administration from Emmanuel College in Boston. My graduate research focused on the implementation of authentic resources from Latin America and the Caribbean in the Spanish classroom. Most recently, I obtained my Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. My mixed-method dissertation was titled, "Recommendations to Improve Linguistically Sustainable Literacy Practices at the James Otis School." As an educator, my mission is to empower students to become lifelong learners and leaders, who are focused on excellence in education, and service in the local and international communities to build diversity, understanding, inclusion, and acceptance. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, reading, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family. I am enthusiastic to cultivate classroom communities and facilitate robust, comprehensible input instruction. I wish everyone a safe and successful school year!