I am delighted to begin my second year at Saint Theresa Catholic School. My name is Mrs. Sosa, but everyone calls me Señora Sosa. I was born in the north of Mexico to a large family of ten. From a very early age, I wanted to become a teacher due to the fact that my family had a great love for education. Therefore, at the young age of 20, I graduated as an elementary teacher. From then on, I mostly worked with first through fifth graders until I married and decided to be a stay at home mom to my six children whom all studied at Saint Augustine Catholic School.
During this ten-year hiatus, I used my skills as a teacher to serve at my parish Saint Francis Cabrini in Houston as a volunteer catechist for grades kindergarten through fourth grade. It was at Saint Augustine, however, where I returned to full time education in spending a year as a teacher aid to Pre-K3 and then as a Spanish teacher to Pre-K through eighth grade for nine years. Throughout these years, my three daughters all attended and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Downtown Houston. Simultaneously, my three boys have all attended Saint Thomas High School. My husband and I truly believe that Catholic education and its foundation led to my children to pursue high dreams and attend colleges such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgetown University, Columbia University, University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
As for me, I am pursuing my second degree in the Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in Education from Grand Canyon University. In actuality, I can say it’s a great honor for me to bring my experience into the classroom, teaching Spanish at Saint Theresa’s to our middle school students. It is my purpose that my students feel comfortable learning Spanish in a positive environment that Saint Theresa Catholic School offers. Students will practice actively in activities that will encourage collaboration and improve language retention. These activities include games, songs, oral presentations and online homework. This year, I plan to incorporate the Catholic faith in my lesson plans with the learning of our prayers and the life of saints in Spanish.