Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Spanish- Mercer University M.A.TESOL- University of Mississippi Ed.S -Auburn University
Mrs. Krista Himes-Shingleton
¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español I! Welcome to Spanish I! My name is Señora Himes (Shingleton) and I am delighted to be your Spanish teacher this year! I love the Spanish language and can't wait to share the language and culture with you! I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, home of the Master's Golf tournament and affectionately known as "The Garden City". I am a graduate of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, GA. After High School, I earned a B.A. in Spanish from Mercer University, a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) from the University of Mississippi, and an Ed.S in The teaching of Foreign Languages from Auburn University (War Eagle!) . For the past 21 years, I have taught Spanish to students in grades 6 through 12 in the Burke, Columbia, and Richmond County School systems located in the state of Georgia. This is my first year at Liberty and I am very thankful to be a part of the amazing and talented faculty here.
I believe that traveling to the country where the language is spoken is essential to increasing spoken language proficiency and acquiring a deeper understanding of the culture and people who speak the language. I have studied and lived with families in Sevilla, Spain; Quito, Ecuador; Lima, Peru, and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, traveling, and spending time with my husband and children.