B.A. in French with a Minor in Spanish from King University, Bristol, Tennessee
Master's in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish, Middlebury College. Middlebury, Vermont
PhD. in Spanish Medieval Literature with a Minor in Second Language Teaching and Learning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Maria Carlone is a native of Puerto Rico with almost 30 years of teaching experience. She has taught every grade level, from elementary school to college. Having taught literature, English as a second language, education courses, and Spanish, Maria is thrilled to add the title of immersion classroom teacher to her teaching experience.
Maria began the second grade United Nations activity, where students dress up as international historic figures to research and debate a topic in a United Nations setting – all in Spanish!
She is an avid runner, writer, and reader, and she loves theater. Maria and her family attend St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and live in Ooltewah. Maria enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Max and Coco.