My name is Christin Outwin. This year I teach several Spanish classes this year and serve as in-class bilingual support for Spanish speaking students here at Red Bank Regional High School. I have been teaching here since 2004. Before that, I taught Spanish in a high school in the suburbs of Philadelphia, served as director of an English language program for adults and was a lecturer in the English Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania. During my time as a Spanish teacher, I had the opportunity to participate in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Mexico City at the vocational high school, Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos No. 10, which is part of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (a public secondary and university system).

I have an Bachelor's of Arts degree in Spanish from Ursinus College and a Master's of Science in Education in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Pennsylvania. I am particularly interested in how we learn a second language and the influences on our ability to do so. I continue to study the effects of indentity, motivation, and disabilty on how we learn languages.

I have grown personally and professionally as a result of my abilty to communicate in another language. The study of a language broadens our understanding of the world, enhances our appreciation of other people and cultures and exercises our brains in such a way that actually makes us smarter and keeps us sharper longer. It is with these outcomes in mind that I approach the curriculum I impart in my Spanish and English Language classes.