About the Teacher

  • Heidy Zeller



    ¡Hola! My name is Mrs. Zeller. This school year, I'm teaching Spanish 1 (1st term), Spanish 3 for Patient Care, and AP Spanish Language and Culture (2nd term).  I'm also the Spanish club advisor. My education background is BA in Psychology - Universidad del Norte (Colombia), M.Ed in Educational Technology - Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), ELE certificated (Spanish as a Second Language) - Universidad de la Rioja (Spain), and Single Subject Credential in Spanish - TCSJ (Teachers College of San Joaquin).  I'm also certified as a Medical Interpreter through APEX and Delta college and as a Medical Interpreter Instructor through APEX. I have been teaching for 21 years. This is my 8th year in SUSD and my 7th year as a full time teacher at HCA. I'm honored to be working at HCA and contribute to its mission.

    I want to bring all my background and experience to HCA to motivate my students to learn Spanish and be more sensitive to diversity. My goal is to help my students to be ready for college and a more competitive for the workforce, specially in the health care industry. Nowadays, Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the world, so knowing Spanish opens many possibilities. I also want to encourage students with Hispanic heritage to keep their language, traditions, reinforce language skills, and promote their culture.

    Students will be immerse in opportunities to read, write, listen, speak in Spanish, and think critically about Hispanic culture and traditions through three modes of communication: interpersonal interpretive, and presentational. Students are expected to practice everyday at home and come prepared to class. Students should watch video tutorials, listen to audios, review lessons on their textbook, take notes, record their voices, keep a notebook, and practice on VHL central and other language Apps. Students also are encouraged to use Spanish in their leisure time such as listen to music, watch TV shows and movies, play games, and have interactions with friends and family in Spanish.

    Have a successful school year!