Meet a New Teacher

Francisco Amparan, Fifth Grade Spanish Teacher

Francisco comes to Trinity with 25 years of teaching experience at the elementary and high school levels. He was most recently a visiting faculty member at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in the teaching of Spanish as a second language at the International University of Valencia. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Elementary Education from Dallas Baptist University. We are excited for our fifth graders to benefit from both his expertise in teaching Spanish and his extensive travel, study, and residence across Spain, Mexico and South America!

Q: Describe yourself in three words.

A: Funny, enthusiastic, and dedicated.

Q: What inspired you to teach?

A: I want to help students fulfill their potential.

Q: Why did you choose the particular subject that you teach?

A: To try and understand other cultures and help students understand other cultures.

Q: Do you have a favorite lesson you teach? Tell us about it.

A: I enjoy teaching grammar.

Q: What advice do you have for parents as they navigate how different school might look in the fall?

A: You are in good hands!

Q: How do you motivate your students?

A: I use a variety of student-active teaching activities to engage them.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Just being in the classroom environment.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote, mantra, or philosophy you teach by?

A: We should assist students in expressing themselves and accept themselves for who they are, as well as embrace the differences of others.

Q: What do you love doing in your spare time?

A: Reading, traveling, learning other languages, and grilling.

Q: What's the last book you read?

A: Learning Strategies for Second Language Learners.