My name is Michael Evans, and this is my 7th year at WHS teaching Spanish 1 and Spanish 2. I have had the opportunity to work in many beautiful locations during my years in teaching, including three school years in Latin America, and seven years at the Grand Canyon National Park. My wife is an elementary teacher in the Winslow district, and we are the proud parents of two children. Our daughter is a professional event planner, having recently returned to Arizona from working on the east coast for the past six years. She is an NAU graduate. Our son is entering his senior year in college at the UofA, and plans to be a software engineer. My wife and I are both Sun Devils.
My greatest joy in teaching occurs each year when I witness students make the break through in understanding a foreign language. This year, my approach to teaching foreign language has changed from the traditional text book assignments to conversation in the classroom on a daily basis. The purpose of learning a new language should be the ability to speak that language, right? That is best accomplished by leaving the books on the shelf for most of the time and engaging the students in listening to and speaking Spanish. Plus, it's a lot more fun.