August 4, 2014
By Sister Joan C.
Sister Joan, a former junior high school and high school teacher, volunteers as a tutor at the Lantern Center for Hospitality and Education in San Francisco, California, which provides classes for Spanish-speaking adults to learn English.
Born in the Bronx, New York, to Spanish-speaking, Central American immigrant parents, I learned early the importance of being able to speak, read and write English in this country. I also had first-hand experience with the hardships adults face when learning a new language.
I loved to teach. I taught students from a wide variety of cultures and economic situations at schools in California including St. Peter’s and Holy Name’s schools in San Francisco; St. Pius X School in Santa Fe Springs in Los Angeles; St. Anthony’s School in Oakland; and Marian High School in San Diego. Read More