Mrs. Carmen Máiquez Rousselot
I grew up speaking Spanish at home. My parents and older siblings emigrated to the U.S. from Valencia, Spain. I had the wonderful opportunity of living and attending school in Spain as a 10 year old.
I graduated from College of the Siskiyous in Northern California and transferred to San José State University, graduating with a B.A. degree in Spanish and Sociology. I spent a summer session abroad attending the University of Valencia in Spain. I completed the Bilingual/Bicultural teaching certification program at San José State University and taught fourth grade at El Roble School in Gilroy. Through the years I have tutored both students and adults in Spanish. I also worked ten years in the high tech field at Apple Computer, Inc., working in the Latin America sales and marketing divisions. My bilingual skills have contributed positively in all of my professional endeavors from education to high tech.
I am extremely proud and grateful for the opportunity to have started the Spanish program at St. Catherine School. I began teaching in grades K-2nd and now after ten years the program has two instructors and all grades K-8th have Spanish instruction twice a week.
In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.