Position: Teacher of German and English Language Learners (2007-present) Location: JHHS Room 2402 Phone: 540-662-3471 ext. 45192 Pride Time: Class of 2020 Google Classroom: Please email Ms. Sakas for both student and parent/guardian access.
Intermediate Spanish Immersion at ECELA Language School (Level B1), Buenos Aires, 2018 Good Company/In the Company of Women, Washington, 2016 & 2018 "Mehr Autonomie für die Lerner", Goethe-Institut Munich, 2015 Wild+Free Homeschooling Conference, Williamsburg, 2015 Beginning Spanish I & II, Lord Fairfax Community College, 2014-2015 Differentiated Instruction Graduate Course, Shenandoah University, 2013 "Unterrichtsprojekte im Erwachsenenbereich", Goethe-Institut Mannheim, 2011 National Teacher Training Institute, Harrisonburg, 2010 "MUTPED: Oral-Verbal Competence and Communication in German Instruction at American High Schools", Universität Leipzig, 2008 AATG-VA Immersion Weekends, 2001 - present
"Setting Healthy Boundaries", Richmond Zinefest, Richmond, 2018 "Vergleich: Deutschland, Côte d'Ivoire und USA" (Co-Presenter), Establishment Application Jean Piaget, Abidjan, 2016 "Dare to Differentiate" (Co-Presenter), Foreign Language Association of Virginia , Williamsburg, 2014 "Little Strategies, Big Results", Student Virginia Education Association Convention, Charlottesville, 2013 "Technologie im Deutschunterricht", AATG-VA Spring Workshop, Charlottesville, 2009 "Germans in the Shenandoah Valley", AATG-VA Spring Workshop, Williamsburg, 2008
Languages & Travel
English & German (bilingual) & Spanish (intermediate) Travel to five continents, 25 countries, and 28 US states