Brief bios and contact information for the 2020 KATSP Officers. Elections are held every year at the KSWLA Conference. Terms are served January-December.
K-12 Spanish Teacher
Flint Hills Christian School
Specialist Teaching Certificate – ACSI
Technical Director/Tech Team Lead
Action Coach for Speech/Theatre
Video Production Elective Lead
Teacher – 6th Computer Apps
KATSP 2020 President
KATSP 2019 President-Elect
AATSP National Conference 2017
Megan Reynolds is a 6th-year teacher at Flint Hills Christian School in Manhattan, KS. She teaches K-12 Spanish as well as 6th Computer Applications and AP Spanish Language & Culture – a new offering for FHCS. She has enjoyed serving as President-Elect and looks forward to serving as President next year! Megan lives in Manhattan with her dog, Diego, and enjoys serving on the Worship/Tech team at University Christian Church and pursuing musical and theatrical projects in her free time.
Lower School Spanish Teacher
The Independent Lower School
Professional Teaching Licensure
Summer Spanish School
KATSP 2019 President
KATSP 2018 Board Member
KSWLA 2018 Presenter
I love teaching Spanish! As a child growing up in New Mexico, I did not learn Spanish from my family despite my Chicana heritage. It has always been important for me to learn to speak Spanish and connect to my heritage. I visited Mexico with my grandparents many times and cherish all of the culture and traditions I grew up with living in New Mexico. I love discovering new ways to teach all students Spanish and increase awareness and understanding of Latin American and Peninsular Culture. My goal is for my students to enjoy learning Spanish as I did and to develop proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in Spanish.
Abilene High School
B.A. Secondary Education
M.A. School Leadership
KATSP 2019 Treasurer
I graduated with my bachelors in Education from Kansas State, and then went on to get my Masters in Educational Leadership from Baker Univeristy. I’m currently in my 8th year of teaching Spanish at Abilene High School. In addition to teaching, I coach multiple sports, and am a technology coach within the school.
Wichita High School North
MA: Spanish; Wichita State University
MA: Teaching; Friends University
BA: Spanish Education; Bethel College
World Language Support Specialist
KSWLA Secretary 2020-2022
World Language Support Specialist for USD 259
Seal of Biliteracy Lead for Wichita HS North
KSDE Advisory Board Member for Seal of Biliteracy (present) & Standards (2016)
My activities revolve around giving back to the teaching profession. Outside of school, I participate in a book club, a year round trivia team, and a summer bowling league. At home, you will most likely find me hanging out with my dogs!
Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Teacher Spanish I and II Teacher
Andover Central High School
B.A. in Spanish and Spanish Education
Assistant Cross Country Coach
Sydney is a third-year Spanish educator and assistant cross country coach at Andover Central High School. She graduated from Friends University in 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Spanish Education. She loves cross-connecting Spanish and other content areas, focusing on student goals and college and career readiness, and helping students become better people for the future of our community. WORDS ABOUT ME
National Spanish Exam (NSE) Coordinator
Robinson Middle School
B.A. in Spanish – Wichita State University
M.A. in Religion and Education
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Being a parent to two teenagers! That and teaching is a full work load!
11 years teaching experience
Tara Flores met her husband, Miguel, in Arequipa, Peru. They have two teenage children, Sam and Rachel. Tara loves the excitement of being part of a bilingual, multi-cultural family. She has eleven years experience teaching Spanish, and has been at her current position at Robinson Middle School in Wichita for the past eight years. While it would be hard for her to pinpoint her favorite teaching moments, she loved the shocked expressions on students’ faces this year when she and another Spanish teacher came to school? dressed as the “Ganga Girls” from Sr. Wooly!