Penny von der Luft, World Languages: Spanish
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Converse College M.A. USC Ed. S. Auburn
Mrs. Penny von der Luft
¡Hola! Me llamo Penny von der Luft y soy profesora de español del Colegio Davidson, Escuela de Bellas Artes.
(My name is Profe Luft and I am the Spanish teacher at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School).
I am a graduate of Converse College with a B.A.. in Spanish education. I studied in Madrid with NYU during my entire junior year of undergraduate school. My first teaching years were spent at North Augusta High School. While there, I earned an I.M.A. from USC-Columbia also spending time studying in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I taught Spanish in private school in Texas and then in public school again in North Carolina and Tennessee as well as Georgia. My latest degree is from Auburn University where I earned an Ed. S. (Education Specialist) degree. Those studies included summers in Madrid and in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. I have traveled to Spain many times. I have lead student travel/study groups to many countries. Although this is my first year at this school, I bring more than 24 years of experience in teaching Spanish.
I love sharing my experience in the Spanish language with students in hopes of bettering their PERSONAL SPANISH. I am a very diligent worker and I will be available to help all students who are willing to do what it takes to learn another language.
Professionally, I am a member of AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). I have been a sponsor of the National Spanish Honor Society as well as The National Honor Society.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I have been married to my husband, Geoff, for 35 years. Together we have two adult "children", Haley and Graham, who are also married to Tom and Amanda, respectively. We are very blessed to have two grandsons (so far), Alex and Holden. My husband and I love going places including Hilton Head Island.
I look forward to working together to make our class successful!