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Mrs. Kristen Harris McGuire
Welcome! My name is Señora McGuire, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach and impact your child. I am in my 15th year teaching Spanish. I have been a PHOENIX, since we opened in 2005 and have loved every minute! Our World Language Department holds a biannual Language Festivals and many exciting events throughout each semester.
Background: I became a Phoenix in 2005. I sponsored the pep club for several years and also the Foreign Language Club. I coached varsity women's soccer for 9 years. I started the SHS Spanish Honors Society in 2008, which I now co-sponsor with Jackie Palazzolo, and it is one of the largest honors societies at SHS. I have been the Instructional Supervisor for the World Language Department for about 8 years and greatly enjoy and take a huge amount of pride in my role of teaching all my classes, including AP Spanish (Spanish 5), which I hope your child aspires to take to earn college credit. I am in my I am now in my 4th year as an FCA sponsor and am blessed to work with amazing student leaders (who run the club) and local/international FCA staff. My husband and I have taken two student groups abroad to Spain/Morocco and also an FCA group to Brazil where we did sports ministry in 2018. In 2014, before our tour to Spain, I was blessed to be able to participate in an Education First workshop in Rome, Italy.
During high school, I participated in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program and graduated with an IB diploma as Salutatorian of my high school. I completed my undergraduate in Business/Spanish at Shorter University, where I graduated with honors and was part of several honors societies. I studied abroad in England, Scotland, and Italy, during my time at Shorter. I also participated in a BSU sports mission to Uruguay. I have my masters in Spanish Education from the University of West Georgia. I am also gifted/AP endorsed and had the awesome opportunity to participate in the "Capturing Kid's Heart's Workshop" last summer.
My passions are teaching, spending time with my family (Jason McGuire and my daughter Sadie), participating in outdoor activities (hiking, running, swimming, gardening, etc.), traveling, watching/coaching soccer, going to church/FCA, doing mission work, and listening to music.