About Me: Carrie Toth

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994.  I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and Spanish 101 and 102 at the community college level.  My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4.  In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since written the books”Vector”, “Bianca Nieves y los 7 Toritos”, and  “La Calaca Alegre” and co-authored the book “La hija del sastre” with Carol Gaab.

In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have served as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas.  National Board certification is something I encourage teachers to explore.i renewed my certification this year and hope to continue supporting new candidates!

I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom.

In October 2013, I was named ICTFL Teacher of the Year and in March 2014, I was named the CSCTFL Teacher of the Year. In November 2014, I was one of 5 finalists for the honor of ACTFL Teacher of the Year! Not sure how this happened, I’m just a regular teacher doing my best with regular students like everyone else, but I am so thrilled to have the opportunity!

You can reach me via email at senoracmt at gmail dot com.

10 thoughts on “About Me: Carrie Toth

  1. Kyle says:

    Hi, I’m will be starting my first year teaching Spanish 1-5 at a small Catholic high school in Pennsylvania this August. I’ve been looking at your posts and you have some fantastic ideas!

  2. I’m so excited because another teacher in my dept just came to my room and dropped off the dept copies of La hija del sastre… I’m really looking forward to reading this with my class!

  3. Chelsea Borzenski says:

    Hi Carrie,

    I sat in on your CSCFL session. On one of your slides, you had a picture of the ACTFL Proficiency levels and how you posted them on your wall. I’d like to do something similar. Is there anyway you could send me that slide?

    Thanks so much!

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