University School of Jackson

Rebecca Powers

Middle School Spanish

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Where do you call home?
Jackson, TN

How long have you been teaching?
Less than a year

What is your favorite part about your job?
Knowing a second language is an incredibly valuable tool, no matter what you do in life It's fun to watch the kids start from knowing absolutely nothing in Spanish to being able to conversations with each other.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
The students are so enthusiastic and fun to work with! I graduated from USJ in 2012 and it is exciting to see how USJ has changed over the years and to be back in a familiar space.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have a master's degree in classical voice.


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