Tampa Prep Faculty

Mrs. Laura Bridges-Pereira

Faculty Information

Department(s)
World and Classical Languages
Title(s)
Global Studies Coordinator
Advising Grade
8

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
813.251.8481   x4249
Room
2205

Education

Degree(s)
Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A.
Penn State University, M.A.

Other Information

Employed Since
2013
Biography

I knew I wanted to become a teacher in 2001 when I was living in France working as an English assistant at a French high school. More importantly, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher that made learning a language a cultural experience and not a memorization chore. Since 2001, I have been teaching either in a school, home, center, community college or at a university in France, Portugal or the United States. Through all these experiences I have noticed a common thread: all students learn through risk taking and being engaged in what they are learning. It is with these principles in mind; cultural experiences, risk-taking opportunities and opportunity for engagement, that I create my lessons and conduct my classes.

Moreover, I love working with students and I love my subject. I continue not only to perfect my Spanish, French and Portuguese, but to learn more languages and continue to gain perspectives into the student language learning experience.