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Tampa Prep's faculty is comprised of caring teachers and administrators who are committed to helping students achieve their best potential. Faculty members are talented professionals dedicated to the task of education — in the classroom, on the athletic field and beyond.

Our belief in a well-rounded education is reflected in our mission to provide "a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self." Our faculty members are role models who exemplify the mission and incorporate the values of our Honor Code in their teaching and in their lives.

Faculty may be contacted through email by clicking on the envelope by their name or by phone at 813-251-8481.

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Mr. Santiago Carreño

Title(s) Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach
Contact Information
School Phone
813.251.8481   x4211
Faculty Information
Department(s) Foreign and Classical Languages
Degree(s) University of Morelos, B.A.
Other Information

Most people have to go to work, sit in an office, think serious thoughts and deal with other adults. I speak Spanish and play soccer all day! I am the envy of all my friends in Mexico. The key to teaching Spanish is to make it live and personal. It has to be more than memorizing vocabulary and conjugating verbs. My job as a Spanish teacher is not to teach students what to think or memorize but how to use the language in a spontaneous way. Students need to be able to interact, ask questions, observe and use the language in a natural way. It is vital for the classroom to be a safe environment for children to practice and use the language without being judged or ridiculed. At the core of my teaching philosophy is the firm belief that each and every child who walks into my room can and should be successful in learning how to speak another language.

I've been teaching Spanish and coaching soccer since 1997. Though originally from Cuernavaca, México. I moved here from Minnesota. I have three kids enrolled at Tampa Prep, they love every minute they spend in school and I enjoy coming to work every day.

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