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Ivanna Bandura

EC Spanish Teacher


At WES Since: 2021

What is one of your goals as a teacher?
A goal I have as a Spanish teacher this year is to inspire my young students to love and engage in learning a new language, in a fun way!

What is the best book you have ever read?
I have read many great books, but recently thanks to my daughters, I read a beautiful one called Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. While generally assigned for younger readers, it is a heartwarming story with lessons for all!

Originally from Argentina, I grew up traveling around the world. My undergraduate degree is from Argentine Catholic University, and my M.A. is from Tufts University. I have 7 years of teaching experience and also taught Spanish to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students previously at Big Learning Foreign Language. I have a great passion for people, as well as for animals, including my cat and dog. I love to visit the beach with my family in the summer and to spend time outdoors. Most of all, I love being a mom to my two wonderful daughters.