ONGOING EVENT: Almuerzo español Tuesdays 12:15pm
Spanish Lunch is Tuesdays at Penobscot School in Rockland, where participants gather to practice and help each other with Spanish language learning.
|Adult Summer Courses with Billy Smith - TBA|
|En la Cucina con los Muchachos! - 10 am - Noon SAT, JUNE 29 - Latino cooking & culture.||  $20.00   Register|
Billy Smith : B.A., M.A., R.N., DELE. 2006, studied English Literature, music and Romance Language at the University of Notre Dame, then earned a Masters in English Literature at the University of Toronto. He serves as a nurse interpreter, and received his Diploma en Español como Lengua Extranjera from the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2006.
María (Trujillo) Lochner, was born and raised in Pereira, Colombia where her family still resides. Maria came to the United States in 1994 to pursue a degree in Business Administration and has been here ever since. Maria has recently relocated from Annapolis to the Camden area where she teaches Spanish at the local Montessori school. She travels to Colombia as often as possible and is looking forward to teaching Spanish, and being part of the Penobscot School family. She has already been assisting at our weekly Almuerzo. Gracias, Maria!
Julie von Kamecke has taught Russian at Penobscot School for the last 16 years. She also founded the Spanish Program at Camden Rockport Elementary school, where she has taught grades K-4 since 1998. She will be joining Nohora Estes in teaching ‘In La Cocina with Kids’, a two day kids cooking class. Julie serves as the Chair of the Board at Penobscot School.
Nohora Estes, Nohora Estes, who is a native Colombian, has been associated with Penobscot School for 20+ years, leading children's courses and assisting in the immersions. She established the Spanish program at The Riley School in 1998, where she teaches K-8th grades. She has twice led student trips to Costa Rica. Nohora also teaches private Spanish lessons; she enjoys reading, walking and dancing SALSA!
Juana Domènech is a research engineer teaching at the University of La Rioja. She was an English immersion student at Penobscot School in August, 2010. She returned to our community in Spring, 2012 and attended Spanish classesas a native speaking volunteer. She also participated in a bi-lingual poetry reading, our Annual May Clean-up and made a community presentation on Camino de Santiago. Thank you, Juana, for sharing your skills and knowledge of Spanish culture with us, and lending your joyful spirit for 2 months, and touching so many lives in our community.