Hola!  I am Anamaria (Velasco) Ortiz and I am affectionately known as “Maestra.” I have taught Spanish at Northland Preparatory Academy for the past 21 years. Our school has been through a ton of changes and I am very glad I have been a part of its community for so long.   Previously, I have taught all levels of Spanish but will be teaching only Spanish I and II this coming school year.  I love the language and the culture. I am Mexican American but I identify as Chicana.   I have three kids, one graduated two years ago and one will be a senior this year at NPA.  My youngest will be starting 6th grade here at NPA this year too!  I am a fourth generation Flagstaff native.  I am very active in the community and have a special place in my heart for the outdoors.  I welcome you to my Spanish I or Spanish II class for the 2022-2023 school year.  Together we will have a great year!

Supplies for SPANISH I and II  2022-2023 school year:

1  College Ruled Composition Notebook

A laptop or tablet to do homework and access Google Classroom

3×5 index cards as needed

Colored pens or pencils (for note taking and grading)


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