November Spotlight: Paden Nation
Name: Paden Nation
School: Columbus High School
Language(s) Taught: Spanish I, II, III, IV
Years of Experience: 9
Education: BA in Spanish and History Education, Mater’s in Educational Leadership
What is the most rewarding part of your career as a language teacher? Seeing the “a-ha” moments in students when they begin picking up and utilizing the language.
What is one personal or professional goal that you have for yourself, your school or your department? My professional goal is to implement an AP Spanish IV program at Columbus High School
What is one of your favorite travel experiences? Traveling to Puerto Rico in 2016 was a phenomenal experience for me and my students.
Do you have any advice for other world language teachers? Embrace the changing dynamics of our profession. We are on the verge of making a significant breakthrough as a community of teachers and your efforts can and will contribute to our positive progress.