•      Hola! 
    My name is Jennifer Madrigal.  I am thrilled to teach Spanish to your son or daughter at Sawyer Road Elementary School!  I know that your child is going to love learning Spanish as much as I have.

    My interest in learning Spanish began many years ago.  At the age of twelve, I was invited to visit extended family living in Madrid, Spain.  Although I understood very little of what was being said at times, I became fascinated with the liveliness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking culture.  Afterward, I never stopped speaking and learning Spanish.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  I later obtained a Master's from Georgia Southern University in Spanish Education.

    My love of Spanish was soon followed by a love of teaching young children.  Although this is only my second year teaching Spanish at Sawyer Road, I have instructed students for over eighteen years.  My experiences include not only teaching Spanish, but I have also been an instructor in various other subjects such as ESOL and Early Childhood.  I have taught almost all age levels from elementary school through high school and I have even taught adults how to speak English in Costa Rica.  While studying Spanish at the University of Georgia and at Georgia Southern University, I took advantage of opportunities to study in Spain and Costa Rica.  

     Information about our Spanish Program

    Información General del Programa de Español

    • Spanish Exploratory Program for all Students (K - 5th Grade)
    • Full time Teacher
    • Spanish Club for students in 2nd - 5th Grade


    In STEP Club, we incorporate the PYP (Primary Years Program) and Spanish curricula material with art, music, and cooking.  Some examples of activities that we might do are painting animal face masks that are typical of Mexico; performing the Bachata, Meringue, or Flamenco dances for an audience; or cooking Latin food. We love to learn about Spanish-speaking cultures and the Spanish language.