IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL AND HOLY SAVIOR ACADEMY JOIN FORCES FOR ACADEMIC ENDEAVOR
In an academic collaborative effort that connects two diocesan schools, Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield offers Spanish I to its eighth-grade class, with Immaculata High School’s World Language Chair and Spanish instructor Mrs. Vanessa Roulett, teaching the students. The class, which integrates live, two-way video and audio, along with other multimedia resources, meets every day with Mrs. Roulett in Somerville and the students in their classroom in South Plainfield. It has been a great opportunity for both schools to partner and to offer Holy Savior students the chance to enhance and improve their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language and culture.
According to Carol Woodburn, principal of Holy Savior Academy, “We are so grateful to Immaculata for partnering with Holy Savior Academy to offer our eighth graders this unique experience. They are the direct beneficiaries of having Spanish I in eighth grade, acquiring the in-depth knowledge of the language and experiencing the dynamics of a high school class. We look forward to continuing this phenomenal program next year.”
“For me as a professional educator,” says Vanessa Roulett, “this class initially took me out of my comfort zone. But it has truly been very rewarding and I am proud that this program has been developed so well. I look forward to continuing this collaboration next year.”