Q&A with Arlene Galve Salgado, TSS Head of School

· What is your favorite thing about working at SLLIS?

My favorite thing is the uniqueness of our school program! It is not common to find this kind of program around the corner in any neighborhood, city, or even in each state in the US. Our charter public education system challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth by offering an International Baccalaureate curriculum framework, and integrating the Spanish as language instruction along with content instruction.

·  What is your vision for The Spanish School?

My vision for The Spanish School is to prepare students for the 21st century educational and life challenges by providing academic excellence, and developing and maintaining a positive school environment with the collaboration of the school community.

·  Why are you passionate about education?

I am passionate about education because education is fundamental in developing a nation.

“The iris is the colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye. Education is the light of the society that regulates the amount of wisdom, kindness and compassion entering in the society.  Through the eyes you can see life, through society you can see the nation.”

~Arlene Galve Salgado

· What are your hopes and dreams for TSS?

My hopes and dreams for TSS are to turn our school mission into a REALITY.

TSS Mission: “The Spanish school is committed to developing responsible, caring citizens while teaching a second language and culture.  We strive to form life-long learners and provide social-emotional and intellectual development. Teachers, parents and community members will provide encouragement, respect and opportunities to foster student success in our ever-changing global economy and multicultural society. This education is offered to all regardless of race, gender and socio-economic status.”

·  What do you like to do when you’re not at SLLIS?

I enjoy spending time with my family, but also I am dedicating a lot of time working toward my EdD in Educational Administration.


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