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Savannah Godinez, Managing Editor

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Lourdes Checa is the Spanish II and III teacher as well as the English Language Development (ELD) teacher. This year is Mrs. Checa’s tenth year of teaching, starting in 2007. Since 2009 Checa has worked with Oak Hills High School, which is when the school opened. She chose this job because ever since she was a teenage student, she loved the feeling she received when helping others. 

“I enjoy working for a good cause. The outcome is very rewarding. Teaching makes me happy, my students make me smile everyday.”

Some things that Mrs. Checa enjoys collecting is coins and currency as well as Fast and The Furious collectible cars. Watching her kids play soccer and traveling with her family is something that Checa really loves to do whenever she gets the chance. She has had a favorite book since high school, “Como agua para chocolate”, which translates to Like Water for Chocolate. Books in Spanish are Checa’s favorite to read. Mrs. Checa describes herself as a respectful, caring, and encouraging person. Her hard work and dedication to helping others reach their goals is a great appreciation here at OHHS, without her most of our work done in the Spanish/Foreign Language Department of our school would not be possible.

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Q & A Section:

What is something you like to do the old – fashioned way? What is your reason behind it?

“I still read the old fashioned way! I prefer a hardcover book rather than the electronic version.”

What fictional place would you most likely go to? Why?

“I would like to go to the Smurfs village they need more women there. I grew up watching the smurfs.”

What are some small things that make your day better?

“Greeting students at my door every morning. A good cup of coffee. When a student shows me his/her appreciation. A good laugh usually when my students tell me something funny.”

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

“Can I time travel? To see my children.”

What is the best piece of advice that you believe you could give to the students you teach?

“To always fight for what they love and believe in. To be humble and respectful.”

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