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We value the importance of networking, collegiality, and simply getting to know one another.  Check out these outstanding NHAWLT members and all the incredible things they do!

Virginia Carmody

Virginia Carmody
Hampton Academy
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades
World Languages (grade 6), Spanish (grades 7 & 8)
Do you travel abroad with your students? Where?
Our grade 8 students have the opportunity to travel to Quebec City.
Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
They love answering questions on their devices while seeing the real-time results projected on the big screen through Kahoot, a (free) game-based platform ( They enjoy competing with their classmates!
Name one song that you use with your students that they LOVE!
It’s a toss up between “Ice, Ice Hielo Spanish Weather Song” and “Spanish Seasons and Weather with Basho & Friends”. Sometimes they sing along very loudly!
What are your hobbies outside school?
Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and I enjoy reading books that I hope will make me a better person.
My latest read: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
I would provide students with meaningful world language learning opportunities starting in kindergarten!
What is your favorite ___________________?
(you fill in the blank!)
My favorite place to visit right now is Vieux Québec – what a gem!
What's your go to resource when you're stumped?
I keep the Google Translate app on my phone for quick access when I come across a word I don’t know in Spanish or French.
What do you like about your school?
I like that I feel valued; it inspires me to do my best work.
What's your favorite bilingual joke?
No jokes right now, but here is a worthy quote: “Most people are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to
be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Add anything else you would like!
I feel privileged that our vocation as teachers allows us to interact with children and impact their lives for the better.

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