• Mrs. Kathryn Ellefsen


    ¡Hola!  Bienvenidos a las clases de español de Spanish 3 Honors y Spanish 2. I am excited for the new school year and eagerly await meeting you all. I was raised as an Air Force brat and have lived in Hawai'i and Spain to name a few of our assignments. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1979. I started teaching in 1983 in Texas after a stint with the oil and gas industry in royalties and later with the geologist as a geological technician. This is my 5th year at Cactus Shadows but my 40th year teaching Spanish at the high school level. I live in Scottsdale with my cat, a tuxedo male called Rasta. I enjoy many different activities including reading, cross stitching, crafting, singing, playing handbells, and traveling.  I am a life-long member of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA) as well as a past president.  I also belong to ACTFL, the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages.   I am proud to call myself a Falcon!


     My Educational Philosophy

    We are always life-long learners.  Traveling to and living in other countries opens the door to so many opportunities.  Learning languages is just another key that provides you with a wealth of knowledge first hand.  There is an appreciation of the homeland (U.S.A.) and an acceptance of others different than us.  Culture colors our learning and we grow.     



    B.A. Spanish, ESL


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  • 1st hour - Span 3 Honors

    2nd hour - Span 3 Honors

    3rd hour -Span 3 Honors

    4th hour - Span 3 Honors

    5th hour - Prep

    6th hour - Span 3 Honors

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