Hola. My name is Shelly Calzada and I will be teaching Spanish for Kindergarten through 3rd grade this year. I am new to SMA but spent 4 years at MAT and another 10 years teaching for Polk County Public Schools. I have two degrees from Florida Southern College- a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master's degree in Education. I also spent three semesters abroad, studying in both Spain and Mexico. I believe that learning a language should be fun. However, the learning process often requires patience, perseverance, and a sense of humor! I look forward to working with you this year.