Canterbury's New Foreign Language Teachers
MS & HS Spanish
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan
High School: Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, BA from Saginaw Valley State University, MA from University of Illinois
Tell us a little bit about your family/pets: Happily married. We have an awesome dog named Hugo who is 9 years old.
What drew you to Canterbury School? When I interviewed at Canterbury, I was extremely impressed by the students and the school and really look forward to being a teacher at this wonderful institution.
What are you most excited about for this school year? I am most excited to learn about the Canterbury community by meeting my students, colleagues, and the entire community at large
What are some of your hobbies? I love to bake. I have a side business as a baker where I specialize in patisserie from cookies to cakes to macarons.
Canterbury's motto is, "Integrity in All Things." What does the word "integrity" mean to you? To me, integrity means being an upstanding citizen by demonstrating honesty, strong moral principles and always being true to yourself.
Color: Navy blue
Food: Chocolate eclairs with custard filling
Vacation spot: Denmark, visited all over the country in 2015 and fell in love with the country and the Danish people
Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Movie: 1997's Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Television Show: The historical British drama Downton Abbey
Animal: Bat-eared fox which I first discovered at the Memphis Zoo and was instantly smitten with
Ali Darley '15
EC & LS French
Birthplace: South Whitley, IN
High School: Canterbury
What drew you to Canterbury School? I was a student here and loved it so much I came back! My favorite thing is that we all feel like family.
What are you most excited about for this school year? Meeting all of my awesome students.
What are some of your hobbies? Singing, dancing, and traveling
Canterbury's motto is, "Integrity in All Things." What does the word "integrity" mean to you? It means we do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Vacation spot: Paris, France
Book: the Harry Potter series
Television Show: Great British Bake Off
Birthplace: El Escorial, Madrid. España
High School: IES Juan de Herrera. San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Tell us a little bit about your family/pets. I am married and I have two children- well teenagers: a daughter of 18 who is starting university this year and a 15 years old son. We live with our two wonderful German Shepherds and two turtles. My family also likes riding horses, we have two.
What drew you to Canterbury School? I am in a teacher exchange programme. For me this is a wonderful way to know a new culture, new people, new ways of teaching. I am so grateful for this opportunity.
What are you most excited about for this school year? I am really excited with all the changes this year: new place to life, new school, new colleagues, far away from my home...But it would be great!
What are some of your hobbies? I like hiking or just walking, riding a bike, reading, some dancing...
Canterbury's motto is, "Integrity in All Things." What does the word "integrity" mean to you? For me integrity means that you live and behave according to some values: you have to be respectful, honest, people can trust you, you are hardworking.
Food: Spanish omelette
Vacation spot: A beach in the North of Spain
Book: I don't have a favourite one: from the classic Pride and prejudice to more modern Patria ( Both English and Spanish)