Hola, my name is Ana Alcala. I am excited to start my first year at Hawthorn Academy. I was born in Fillmore Utah and was raised in a loving Mexican household. I attended Southern Utah University and have a double major in Spanish and Public Relations. Some of my loves are art, I enjoy sports but soccer is my favorite, Real Salt Lake and Manchester United are my teams. I also love theater, I spend my summers watching plays, reading books and traveling. I spent this summer in Mexico City and fell in love with their museums and cultural murals. I feel that students should enjoy learning, and want a classroom full of life with a bit of Latin rhythm. This year I will be teaching Spanish 1, 1B and 2. I want students to leave my classroom able to converse, write in a Spanish, and along the way learn culture traditions and celebrations.